As part of our Resiliency Series, we will be joined by global community leaders for a multi-speaker event on mindfulness and mental health.
The Mental Health Foundation, the UK’s leading charity for everyone’s mental health, reports that mental health problems are one of the main causes of the overall disease burden worldwide. According to the CDC, mental health disorders are among the most worrisome health concerns in the United States. Nearly 1 in 5 US adults aged 18 or older reported having a mental illness in 2016. Toxic workplace environments often exacerbate these conditions, and the increased isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a worsening of different mental health crises.
Join us to hear Scott Shute, head of mindfulness and compassion at LinkedIn, speak on the importance of centering mental health in the workplace and what it means to “mainstream mindfulness” and “operationalize compassion” in the business world. Scott recently released a book on this topic, “The Full Body Yes,” in it, he speaks about how the journey to a working life of happiness and authentic meaning is fueled by compassion. Audience members will have the opportunity to have their questions answered by Scott during a 15 minute Q&A session following his remarks.
The second half of the program will be a moderated discussion and audience Q&A with panelists Jeremy Loveday, Julius Boatwright, and Dr. Tanya Bass, each representing different facets of mental health advocacy in their communities locally, nationally, and globally.
We are partnering with Vibrant Pittsburgh on this program, who work to build a thriving and inclusive Pittsburgh region.
Register here to join the webinar, or watch live on Facebook @WorldAffairsPGH. This event is free to attend, open to all, and has a run time of 2PM - 3:15PM EDT.
Speaker bios can be found on the Council website at worldpittsburgh.org/programs
This conversation will be recorded.