Kelechi Ubozoh

For over a decade, Kelechi has worked in the California mental health system in the areas of research and advocacy, community engagement, stigma reduction, youth development and peer support.

Kelechi has spoken publicly about her experiences on multiple platforms, including CBS This Morning with Gayle King, O The Oprah Magazine, and The S Word documentary.

Kelechi began her career as an investigative reporter in New York  City, and was the first student-reporter ever published in The New York Times

In 2019, Kelechi published her anthology with L.D. Green,  We’ve Been Too Patient.

We’ve Been Too Patient is a collection of a diverse voices who all share their stories of radical healing and consider the recent movement towards reform in the mental health field, including the mad pride/consumer movement, theater as therapy, peer support, combatting stigma, and trauma-informed care.

Kelechi’s writing is featured in several anthologies, including Trauma Tresses & Truth . See more of her publications here.

Skills & Specialties

  • Facilitation
  • Coaching
  • Speaking Engagements & Conference Keynotes
  • BIPOC Healing Spaces
  • Training
  • Participatory Action Research (PAR)

Honors & Awards

  • Certified Liberatory Coach
  • Named Mental Health Champion by the Steinberg Institute
  • Pushcart Prize Nominee
  • Honored as a Black Movement History Leader by the Wildflower Alliance