Former Council Chair Lenny Mendonca Calls for Greater Focus on Mental Health Issues
Former Bay Area Council Chair Lenny Mendonca recently revealed his battle with depression and anxiety in a powerful and poignant guest commentary for CalMatters that highlighted the continuing stigma surrounding mental health issues and the need for better mental health services. Mendonca, Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Co., most recently served as Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Gov. Newsom.
“I’m sharing my story because we have too few business and public leaders making public space to discuss mental health, destigmatize professional shame and protect against the resulting economic impact it can have on people’s careers and our economy as a whole. The conversation is overdue and urgent.”