John Head oversees all aspects of day-to-day communications for the Bazelon Center, including media relations and online advocacy, as well as strategic communications planning. Before joining the Center in May of 2014, John worked as a journalist for more than 15 years at USA Today, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Detroit Free Press. His communications experience includes working as a senior writer and editor in the Marketing and Communications Department at MHN, Inc., a behavioral health company, and serving as press secretary to Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson.
John is the author of Standing in the Shadows: Understanding and Overcoming Depression in Black Men. As a result of writing the book, he received the Erasing the Stigma Leadership Award from the Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center in Los Angeles. He is a former fellow of the Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship Program at the Carter Center and now is a member of the program’s advisory board.
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