The average amount of time people wait to seek help for mental health issues is 9 years. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, we interviewed Jen Holper, Marketing Director of Prairie Care, and how she is pushing to educate the public on the signs of anxiety and depression to get help sooner. Prairie Care offers comprehensive and integrated psychiatric services including both inpatient and outpatient options for patient care. #MentalHealthMonth
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Social Media Services Manager
As the Social Media Services Manager for Hubbard Interactive, Melissa Budensiek’s position entails working with clients and team members to drive social media strategy and lead initiatives to identify new technologies and digital best practices. She develops customized micro and macro campaigns that drive online interaction, promotes and creates content that enhances the customer experience and creates lead generation for medium to large-scale companies. She regularly speaks at local and national events on a variety of subjects including: social media, PR, analytics and content strategy.
Jen Holper, MA, LSW
Jen Holper has been a part of the PrairieCare team since 2007, starting as a Social Worker in the Child/Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program in Edina. Jen has past work experience of in-home case management, helping families and children with mental health issues navigate and access support systems including school resources, county social services, and community based programs to enhance their quality of life. Front line and clinical experience come in handy in connecting with both mental health professionals as well as consumers of mental health services. Jen received a Masters Degree in Strategic Communication from the University of Minnesota in 2014. Jen is passionate about alleviating stigma and seeking ways to improve systems so that families can access the care they need. In her spare time Jen enjoys traveling, hiking with her husband and son, reading, and exercise.
Sam hails from the great state of Wisconsin, with a degree from UW-Oshkosh. She’s driven by providing break-through marketing solutions for a broad range of clientele and works in partnership with clients to create the most effective advertising and marketing campaigns anchored by the power of radio and Hubbard’s digital platforms. Sam also loves pizza, puppies and the Green Bay Packers.
Engineer / Front End Web Developer
As a Front End Web Developer, Jared updates and maintains the websites for Hubbard Radio’s Twin Cities market radio stations. He also works on a variety of in-house websites and projects that support an array sales initiatives. Jared is a seasoned podcaster, co-hosting and engineering the long-running pop culture and nostalgia podcast The Scope.