Mediaplanet and Comedian Angelina Spicer Team Up in the Fight Against Mental Illness

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The Mediaplanet Mental Health campaign found within USA TODAY and online, helps to de-stigmatize the conversation surrounding mental illness.

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Once people see one person opening up about their struggles, we open up the floodgates for others to join in, and slowly but surely, we’ll have a cultural shift.

Helping to conclude Mental Health Awareness Month, Mediaplanet today announces the launch of this June’s edition of “Mental Health.” This campaign will emphasize the importance of advocating for those coping with mental illness and highlight those who are providing the best possible products and services these people need.

One in five adults in the U.S. suffer from a mental illness, which is one of the main causes of suicide and contributes to 44,000 deaths per year. Over that last couple of decades we have made incredible strides in understanding and treating mental health issues, but unfortunately many are still misunderstood. There is often a belief that these disorders are untreatable or that people with mental disorders are difficult, unintelligent, and incapable of making decisions.

The print component of “Mental Health” is distributed within today’s edition of USA Today in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, South Florida, and Houston markets, with a circulation of approximately 250,000 copies and an estimated readership of 750,000. The digital component is distributed nationally, through a vast social media strategy, across a network of top news sites and partner outlets. To explore the digital version of the campaign, click here.

Comedian and postpartum depression survivor, Angelina Spicer, graces the cover of the print publication. Through an exclusive interview on the interior, Angelina reveals that she never intended on becoming an activist. “It just so happened, my truth made people laugh,” says Spicer. “Once people see one person opening up about their struggles, we open up the floodgates for others to join in, and slowly but surely, we’ll have a cultural shift.” Since then, she has fought tirelessly to raise awareness and money to fight PPD. Her contributions include producing an upcoming documentary about PPD and supporting organizations like 2020 Mom and The BlueDot Project.

This campaign was made possible with the support of BlueSky Behavioral Health, Calm, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, D’Amore Health, Foundations Recovery Network, Genomind, McGraw Systems, Medibio, Recovery Unplugged, SARDAA, Seleni Institute, Upstate Medical University, and the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Mediaplanet specializes in the creation of content marketing campaigns covering a variety of industries. We tell meaningful stories that educate our audience and position our clients as solution providers. Our unique ability to pair the right leaders with the right readers, through the right platforms, has made Mediaplanet a global content marketing powerhouse. Our award-winning stories have won the hearts of countless readers while serving as a valuable platform for brands and their missions. Just call us storytellers with a purpose. Please visit http://www.mediaplanet.com for more on who we are and what we do.

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Dana Lenkowsky
dana.lenkowsky(at)mediaplanet.com
(646) 922-1410

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