Highly energetic and dynamic, I am a sought-after speaker, consultant, and educator.
“Ysabel brings a unique social justice perspective to the field of mental health that has long been overlooked.…I am always impressed by Ysabel’s ability to tackle the toughest aspects of this subject and erase the stigma that comes with discussing these topics or asking for help. She also helps communities understand how they can change aspects of organizational culture that can contribute to suicidal factors. Her expertise comes from her personal experience as well as her expertise in the field. I’m certain she’s saved more than a few lives.“
Ruby Maddox, Purpose Coach, Strategic Design Consultant, Co-founder of Leaders of the Free World
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.
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:
- Breaking taboos
- Clear & simple delivery
“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 and emotional intensity.
Entre Dos Mundos (Between Two Worlds): Surviving Assimilation as a 1.25 Generation Latinx Immigrant
This presentation covers the multiple effects assimilation can have on the mental health of first-generation Latinx immigrants through my lens. While listening to my story, participants learn about the process of assimilation and internalization of colorism, racial microaggressions, and familism as risk factors for suicidal ideation. Lastly, the concept of community care is explored as a means of protection against the harms of assimilation on mental health.
One Mosquito Bite is Enough: Racial Microaggressions and Mental Health
This presentation introduces participants to the concept of microaggressions and the harm they cause to the mental health of individuals across racial identities. Participants will explore the importance of addressing racial microaggressions and identify effective techniques for doing so.
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