Brandon Staglin is a schizophrenia survivor who, together with his family, has helped raise a staggering 150 million dollars for brain research, through the International Mental Health Research Organization. His personal journey from adversity to advocacy represents everything that A2A hopes to showcase, and in mid August, A2A Founder Jeff Bell sat down with Brandon at his family’s vineyard in the Napa Valley to learn more about his latest projects:

Last September, our A2A Transmedia production team took a road trip to a PTSD Awareness Barbecue hosted by IMHRO and the Tug McGraw Foundation at the California Veterans Home in Yountville. We think you’ll be as inspired as we were by the powerful advocacy Brandon and his family are helping spearhead.  Below are excerpts of our conversations with several of the experts we met at the event: