Announcing the One Mind Lived Experience Council: Pioneering Mental Health Innovation with Lived Experience Insights

One Mind Lived-Experience Council

We are thrilled to announce the formation of the One Mind Lived Experience Council, a pioneering initiative bringing together a group of exceptional individuals who have successfully navigated severe mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder. These members are not only leaders in their professional fields but also champions of mental health advocacy, bringing a wealth of personal and professional insights to support One Mind Accelerator startups.

Our Mission

The primary goal of the One Mind Lived Experience Council is to provide invaluable lived experience-based insights and professional expertise to help One Mind Accelerator startups thrive. By leveraging their unique perspectives and extensive networks, council members guide startups in developing products and services that genuinely address the needs of those living with mental health conditions. They also help startups access key leaders in advocacy and science, as well as broader lived experience communities, ensuring that innovations are both impactful and inclusive.

Meet the Council Members

Brandon Staglin

Brandon Staglin is the Co-founder and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer (CAEO) of One Mind. His work is deeply influenced by his own journey with schizophrenia, which he has channeled into advancing brain health research and services. Brandon is renowned for his advocacy for science-driven prevention and early intervention for youth with psychiatric illnesses. He holds a Master of Science from UCSF and Bachelor’s degrees from Dartmouth College, and he has received numerous awards for his advocacy efforts. Brandon serves on multiple prestigious councils, including those for the World Economic Forum and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.

Linea Johnson

Linea Johnson is the CEO and Founder of The Thrive Shift, a firm dedicated to communication and change management, with a focus on mental health and disability empowerment. Linea’s expertise in these areas is complemented by her personal experience with mental illness, making her a passionate advocate and educator. She holds a master’s degree in healthcare leadership from Brown University and a Change Management certificate from Cornell University. Linea is also the co-author of “Perfect Chaos,” a book she wrote with her mother, Cinda Johnson. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Linea enjoys reading, performing arts, and spending time with her husband and their blue-tailed poodle.

Carlos Larrauri

Carlos A. Larrauri, MSN, brings his extensive experience in both clinical practice and mental health advocacy to the council. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at 23, Carlos benefited from quality mental health care and early intervention. He is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, and he has lectured at the University of Miami and Miami Dade College. Carlos is currently pursuing a law degree at the University of Michigan Law School and a master’s in public administration at the Harvard Kennedy School as a Zuckerman Fellow. He aims to integrate advocacy, health policy, and research to reduce health inequities for people with mental illness.

Jon Nelson

Jon Nelson is a dedicated mental health advocate with a background in corporate communications. His personal recovery journey has inspired him to create a monthly support group for working professionals facing mental health challenges. Jon’s openness about his struggles and resilience has driven numerous initiatives aimed at reducing the stigma associated with mental illness. He believes in the power of sharing experiences to encourage more people to seek the help and support they need.

Making an Impact

Currently, the One Mind Lived Experience Council is actively advising startups like Amae Health, Pangea Bio, and Holobiome. The council members participate in meetings, provide critical feedback, and help entrepreneurs refine their products and services. Their contributions are already making a significant impact, ensuring that these innovations are well-targeted and effective in meeting the needs of those with mental health conditions.

Stay tuned for more updates and insights from our Lived Experience Council as they continue to shape the future of mental health innovation. Together, we are making strides towards a world where mental health challenges are met with understanding, support, and cutting-edge solutions.