Theresa Nyugen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Mental Health America. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she has over 15 years of experience in mental health as a clinician, educator and advocate. As an advocate she works to improve access to mental health care through a consumer based mental health workforce, to improve access to treatment through community based and recovery oriented mental health programs, and to address the needs of undeserved communities. She was an adjunct professor in California and North Carolina teaching Mental Health Recovery, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Social Welfare Policy. Along with supporting MHA’s federal and state policy agenda, Theresa manages various programs including MHA Screening, The State of Mental Health in America, and Workplace Wellness.