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Welcome to the Mental Health Hackers online home!

Our mission is to educate tech professionals about the unique mental health risks faced by those in our field – and often by the people who we share our lives with – and provide guidance on reducing their effects and better manage the triggering causes.

We also aim at providing support services to those who may be susceptible to related mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, social isolation, eating disorders, etc.

Please understand that we do not provide counseling or therapy services. While there are no medical professionals on our board, we regularly consult with them on content and recommendations for training, phrasing, and information sources. 

Check out our upcoming Mental Health Villages!





Interested in seeing the Mental Health Village at your event? Email us at info@mentalhealthhackers.org

Meet Our Board

We are a group of information security professionals passionate about helping others. Many of us have battled personally with mental health issues, some have supported loved ones in their struggles. Our experiences prompted our desire to open, support and foster conversations about mental health problems and to provide support and information as to how to recognize, manage, and conquer them. We found encouragement and support within the infosec community and we hope to expand and be able to reach out to the entire tech industry and to all those affected by these issues.
Amanda Berlin

Amanda Berlin

Chief Executive Officer

Amanda Berlin is a Sr. Security Architect at Blumira. After beginning to open up about her own mental health struggles, an overwhelming amount of positive feedback encouraged her to continue to lead initiatives to help others struggling to see they aren’t alone.
Mental Health First Aid certified

Chuck Thalman

Chuck Thalman

Chief Operating Officer

Chuck Thalman is a long time TOOOL event organizer and locksport enthusiast. He spends his time de-stressing with his cats and by shooting at targets (not at the same time).

Megan Roddie

Megan Roddie

Chief Financial Officer

Megan Roddie is currently a Cyber Threat Analyst. Her personal experiences as an autistic person in the cyber security industry have led her to take an active role in neurodiversity advocacy and join this team to support the community.
Mental Health First Aid certified

Susan Peediyakkal

Susan Peediyakkal

Chief Wellness Officer

V. Susan Peediyakkal is a Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Lead Consultant in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Commercial Cyber Defense Program where she focuses on helping their clients establish and cultivate industry-leading cyber threat intelligence programs. Susan spent 17 years in the US Air Force (active and reserve), is trained in Project management Professional (PMP) and GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI), and is a certified Splunk power user.
Mental Health First Aid certified

Andy Cooper

Andy Cooper

Chief Emotional Officer

During the day, Andy works to help keep data use honest. At night he leaves on his glasses and solders blinky wearables and organizes his Python libraries by length. Andy joined this team to help create a place for fellow hackers to go during conferences, and to help people realise that others fight the same battles they do.

Courtney Allen

Courtney Allen

Chief Serenity Officer

Courtney Allen is a Content Manager for LinkedIn Learning where she helps individuals and professionals build the technical skills they need to achieve more in their careers. Previously, she managed security content for O’Reilly Media. She’s committed to helping people develop the skills and resources they need and she’s joined the team to support the community accordingly.

Tom Williams

Tom Williams

Veteran Operations Officer

Tom is a husband, father of 4, veteran of the US Marine Corps and US Army, and works in incident response for a Fortune 500. Tom is also a founding member of the now defunct TOOOL Southern Maine chapter. He can be bribed with fancy cigars, bourbon, and barrel aged beers.

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Mental Health Hackers
P.O Box 463
Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449

+1 (440) 941-6032

A 501(c)(3) Organization

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  • For information regarding volunteering: volunteers@mentalhealthhackers.org 
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