HHREC Podcast

The HHREC Podcast

The HHREC Podcast, established in 2020 by Talia Benet, the Executive Director of HHREC, is indirectly funded by Alameda County Behavioral Health and MHSA. Our podcast takes pride in providing a fluent and unbiased conversational platform for guests to discuss current topics without promoting specific county narratives. While we occasionally engage with county officials to address ongoing issues, what sets the HHREC Podcast apart is its intentional detachment from Alameda County. This disconnect allows our guests the freedom to critically examine the everyday challenges faced by the citizens of Alameda County, whether directly or indirectly linked to county policies.

Johns Hopkins Medicine states that 26% of Americans have a severe mental illness. That is 1 in 4 adults! So why aren’t there more conversations about the mental health crisis ravaging this country? It is because the majority of people with mental illness believe that they are in it alone. The HHREC Podcast is here to tell you that you are not alone! Mental health is a tough conversation, but we are here to start it!

The HHREC Podcast takes pride in sharing stories from community members, mental health advocates, and health professionals to shed light on mental health issues taking over our society.

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Phillip Winnick

Phillip Winnick, Producer of the HHREC Podcast


In 2017, Phil transferred from the Univerisity of Vermont to Expression College when he realized he had the skills and passion for creating content that would move people. Phil graduated from Expression college in 2019 with a Bachelors’s Degree in Digital Filmmaking. He hit the ground running working as a production manager on multiple sets, including a Netflix pitch trailer. Now Phil takes charge as the producer of The HHREC Podcast. When Phil is not creating content, you can find him shredding on the ski slope or cheering on the 49ers to a victory!

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