Our Mental Healthcare Crisis:

One Mother’s Cry for Change

Wednesday, October 27, 5:00 PM PST, Zoom

USC Hillel invites you to an inspirational talk from Board of Directors Chair Andrea Sonnenberg, who established our path-breaking Wellness Initiative with her husband Glenn in memory of their son, Bradley. Andrea will speak about Bradley's life and legacy, sharing her harrowing experience with the mental health care system, how it failed her son, and her rallying cry for change.


The program will feature an introduction from Adlai Wertman, the David C. Bohnett Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at the USC Marshall School of Business and Vice President of

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the Board of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, which awarded a Cutting Edge Grant to support the launch of the Bradley Sonnenberg Wellness Initiative. Following Andrea's presentation, we will host a panel discussion and Q & A moderated by USC Hillel Executive Director Dave Cohn and featuring USC students and campus wellness professionals. Please RSVP to receive Zoom participation details.

About Andrea and the Bradley Sonnenberg Wellness Initiative:

About Andrea Sonnenberg: Andrea Sonnenberg is the Co-Founder and CEO of Wise Readers to Leaders, a non-profit literacy and enrichment program for under-served students in Los Angeles. Andrea is an attorney, who has practiced in the corporate, entertainment, and nonprofit sectors. She is the Chair of the Board at USC Hillel, serves on the Board of the Jewish Community Foundation and is Co-Chair of the Legal Network of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Inspired by her son’s untimely death, Andrea has become a mental health advocate, working to educate, increase awareness, and influence policy and decision makers. She is currently producing a podcast in association with the Bradley Sonnenberg Wellness Initiative entitled, “Getting Thru: Stories of Mental Health and Resilience”, which will be launching on World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2021.


About the Bradley Sonnenberg Wellness Initiative at USC Hillel: USC Hillel is committed to enhancing student well-being and cultivating a healthy community through our Bradley Sonnenberg Wellness Initiative. The initiative focuses on physical and mental health programs, including one-on-one professional counseling as well as peer-to-peer support. This ensures that any student who comes to Hillel, regardless of religious identity, receives services to meet their needs, with an eventual goal of developing a roadmap to healthier experiences.

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