Hire Me to Speak

Do you need a presenter, panel participant, or interview guest? Look no further! I offer innovative and creative content that expands our views about mental health and suicide so we can receive and offer compassionate plus culturally relevant care.

Ysabel Garcia

Founder, Estoy Aquí LLC

My speaking engagements are meant to help mental health practitioners, health care professionals, college staff, and youth gain an understanding of:

  • The underlying social, cultural, and racial factors that increase suicide risk
  • The importance of curiosity, validation, and consent when supporting others
  • The systemic conditions and practices that impact our well-being
  • The power of language in constructing our view of suicide and mental health
  • The multiple complex purposes of suicidal thinking

Audiences have used the following words to describe Ysabel’s speaking IMPACT:

  • Vulnerable
  • Inspirational
  • Safe
  • Honest
  • Respectful
  • Entertaining
  • Engaging
  • Raw
  • Humorous
  • Lighthearted
  • Useful
  • Uplifting
  • Breaking taboos
  • Clear & simple delivery
  • Comfortable

The Human Form of Sunshine

Inspired Keynote Topics

Protecting Our Mental Health with Community Care

In this presentation, I explain the concept of Community Care as a form of mental health support. Participants are exposed to various strategies and tools to support their loved ones in times of stress with an emphasis on anti-oppressive, culturally humble, and compassionate practices.

Entre Dos Mundos (Between Two Worlds): Surviving Assimilation as a 1.25 Generation Latine Immigrant

Through my personal story, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the assimilation process and its effects on Latine immigrants’ mental well-being.

The presentation specifically focuses on the internalization of colorism, racial microaggressions, and familism as a direct contributor of suicidal ideation among Latine immigrants. By exploring these factors, participants will gain insight into the challenges faced by this community and the importance of addressing them.

One Mosquito Bite is Enough: Racial Microaggressions and Mental Health

This presentation introduces participants to the concept of racial microaggressions and the harm they cause in Black and Brown individuals. Participants will explore the importance of addressing racial microaggressions and identify effective techniques for doing so.

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