Breaking Down Barriers: Mental Health & Wellbeing During COVID -19


Join YNPN San Diego on Thursday, May 14th from 6 - 7pm, for our FIRST virtual workshop!

Our Breaking Down Barriers: Mental Health & Wellbeing During COVID-19 workshop will explore self-care strategies and participate in facilitated discussions on mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19. This interactive workshop will be featuring Vanessa Pineda and Gabriela Masuda from the Breaking Down Barriers program at Jewish Family Service. 

Breaking Down Barriers is an outreach program that works with underserved communities to talk about mental wellness. Through educational presentations and events, they discuss the stigma of mental health and connect participants to helpful resources. They also do cultural competency training to community members that work with these diverse populations. Breaking Down Barriers want to normalize conversations about mental wellness so everyone can thrive.


Gabriela Masuda (She/Her)

Gabriela is the Outreach Coordinator for the Asian Pacific Islander Community. She is passionate about mental health, women’s empowerment, and creativity as a form of healing. Outside of work Gabriela enjoys running her own calligraphy business, thrifting, and finding the best food spots in the city.


Vanessa Pineda (She/Her)

Vanessa is the Outreach Manager and the Outreach Coordinator for the LGBTQ + Community. She has a background in mental health, vocational rehabilitation, and is part of the LGBTQ+ community. When not at work, she enjoys arranging flowers, tending her house plants, and baking.


This event is free - all are welcome to attend!

We hope to see you on zoom!

This is strictly an educational program and we do not provide diagnoses or serve as licensed therapists.


May 14, 2020 at 6:00pm - 7pm
Zoom Event
Stephanie Cook ·
Melanie Mijares Matt Jackson Sabrina Johnson Roya Bagheri Alondra Alvarado Brent Beavers Sarah Thompson Amelia Hartley Theresa Cunningham Gina Mittal Kirsten Barrientes Maria Cuevas Letitia Rogers Becky Dhooge Amanda Lowery Stephanie Cook Davi Weber Ren Cabales Leslie Willis Nancy Sherman Taylor Funderburk Shayla James Marisol Ornelas Benjamin Hemmings Lindsay Duvall Vivian Preciado Melanie Viloria Erica Browning Meaghan Harrigan Ashley Perez Cathy Martinez Emily Coldiron Lauren Hartz Paola Valverde Loretta Turner Linnea Lagerstrom Yana Reis Lindsay Harmon

Will you come?