Breaking Through Stigma: The Mental Health Conversation Starts with You
Tue, Feb 6 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST
Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock 48 Shelter Rock Road Manhasset, NY 11030
We’re so proud to be one of the sponsors at the upcoming Ellevate event that focuses on the need to have open communication and shame free dialogue in relation to mental health issues. Our HR Directors have significant experience dealing with all kinds of workplace issues, mental health being one of the most delicate to manage. Mary Simmons, who is a board member for Ellevate here on LI, is passionate about the need to expand open dialogue about these issues in the workplace. A healthy workplace (and wider community), hinges on the mental well being of its people. Naturally we were delighted to take part in such an impactful and meaningful event.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 4 adult Americans have some form of diagnosable mental illness in any given year; and the number among children is 1 in 5. Yet the stigma remains surrounding mental illness and as a result many people fail to seek the help they desperately need. Internationally recognized mental health consultant, educator and speaker, Hakeem Rahim, will lead the discussion; exploring the impact that this stigma has on our lives and ways to move beyond the shame and silence to healing, health and wellness.
Join us and our friends at Ellevate to get the facts, get the resources and share in the message that “without mental health, there is no health,” or true success in your career and beyond.
If you’d like to attend click here to learn more.
Mary Simmons, PMP HR Director Consulting