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Our professional mental health speakers can provide customizable presentations and workshops through our Zoom webinar platform, or serve as panels or guest speakers for a variety of audiences including high schools, universities, faculty/staff meetings, workplaces, leadership teams, and other types of organizations who wish to connect with their communities from afar.
Active Minds online events are designed to engage communities in powerful conversations about mental health through interactive polls, Q&A, panels, breakout rooms, and more.
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Dr. Kristen Lee
Cultivating Resilience During COVID-19
Evidence-based strategies to protect well-being during and beyond crisis
The rapid progression of COVID-19 has caused significant disruption and fear across the world. Coping with the realities of a pandemic, all while trying to tend to professional and personal responsibilities, can ignite anxiety and a sense of overwhelm. Leaders and employees of today are faced with unprecedented challenges. Resilience is a process of positive adoption within the face of hardship. As humans, we are wired for it-capable of navigating complexity, remaining agile, and demonstrating optimism. Modern brain science offers a host of strategies for cultivating resilience by leveraging “protective factors”-adopting and practicing mindsets, behaviors and activities that serve as buffers and help bolster our well-being.
This virtual session will help you come together in community with your colleagues and consider ways to apply behavioral science solutions to cultivate resilience during this time of uncertainty and upheaval.
Each session will be tailored to organizational needs and help senior leaders influence a culture of resilience during this pandemic to foster individual and organizational resilience for all.
Learn to relieve stress, practice self-care, and harness resources for individual and collective well-being. We will discuss ways to cope with the crisis at hand, and develop habits that promote optimal health and sustainability for the long run.
All of Dr. Kris’ online offerings can be tailored for a variety of audiences, C-suite leaders, teams, students, educators, and more.
The Secrets, Challenges and Solutions for Students in Physical Isolation.
Frank is the sole founder of the PostSecret Project, a growing collection of over a million artful secrets, mailed anonymously to him on postcards. Known as ‘the most trusted stranger in America’, Frank has an all new presentation that shares what he has learned from his unique insights into the true feelings and challenges people are struggling with during the pandemic. He examines how young people are already remaking the world to distance physically without distancing emotionally and demonstrates tools that we can use to help others, and ourselves, with the unique mental wellness challenges during this crisis. Frank’s program creates a supportive environment to address issues like mental wellness, loneliness, consent, and imposter syndrome. The goal is to leave audiences with the confidence to ask for help before they are in crisis. Additionally, the program empowers audiences with a tool kit that they can draw upon to better identify colleagues, loved ones, or friends who may be struggling as well as best practices for questioning, listening, and referring to mental health resources.
Audiences will also get to see new pandemic related postcards that Frank has received from young people and the feelings and experiences they have been confiding on PostSecret social media.
Frank’s online program is 30 minutes with a 30 minute interactive Q&A.
Learn more about Frank and PostSecret here.
Coping and Combating Stigma During COVID-19
Abraham encourages and equips students and young adults with the tools and education necessary to build a sense of belonging while engaging in the conversation surrounding mental health, especially during a time of physical distancing. Through vulnerability, Abraham will share his own mental health story and will address the common myths of mental illness, the negative effects of stigma, ways to effectively combat stigma, and self-care tips for finding our new normal during this unprecedented time.
Communicating in Quarantine
Tips to Encourage Mental Wellness in Close Quarters
All over the country, families, communities, schools, and workplaces are facing feelings of isolation and challenges with communicating with others as a result of widespread campus and workplace closures; individuals balancing multiple responsibilities in a shared space with each other and other family members or roommates; colleagues, students, faculty, and administrators continuing their work through online formats; and members of the community working to support their most vulnerable neighbors while practicing physical distancing. This webinar shares easy, practical ways we can start supporting each other better right now through active listening.
Dr. Colleen Coffey
Maintaining Emotional Health While Engaging in Compassionate Leadership
Dr. Colleen Coffey, EdD, Active Minds Speaker, Phired Up Business Development and Education Consultant, and parent, leads thoughtful conversations about maintaining emotional health while continuing to build a culture of caring among campuses, student groups, workplaces, and organizations by engaging in intentional communication and compassionate leadership. Colleen encourages audiences to reframe how we can continue to interact with one another and build a strong sense of community even through physical distancing. She also discusses how we can approach the transition back to our new “normal” post-COVID-19 while considering the many life-changing moments we have all experienced as a collective. She shares the message with audiences that although we are all physically apart now, we are all in this together.
Building Cultures of Resilience and Mental Wellness
Alison Malmon, Founder and Executive Director of Active Minds, is available to speak on webinars and customized online events on topics related to leading in the aftermath of trauma, reducing stigma, encouraging help-seeking, and changing the conversation about mental health. Alison mobilizes communities to take action and build cultures of mental wellness and resilience. You can view Alison’s full biography and story here. Also, be sure to check out her recent blog post on living through discomfort and chaos – what she’s learned over 20 years since losing her brother, Brian.
Alison’s online offerings can be tailored for a variety of audiences including young adults, students, faculty/educators, leadership teams,
workplaces, and other
Adapting to the New Normal: Mental Wellness Through Transition
In this talk, Active Minds Speaker and Author, Greg Vogt explores how we can navigate the many challenging transitions we are all facing through the pandemic by focusing on our mental wellness. From battling depression and suicidal ideation as a teenager, to graduating from college and becoming a published author, Greg shares a message of resilience, perseverance, and overcoming adversity, all of which he is applying to his new day to day norm, sheltered in place in the face of a pandemic. Attendees will leave with the understanding that it’s OK to not be OK right now, all of our experiences and reactions to the pandemic are valid and real, and whatever you are feeling, you are not alone. Greg wants you to know that prioritizing your mental health during this unprecedented transition is possible and help is available.
Active Minds @Work
Ask us about customizable online presentations and small group workshops for workplaces and leadership teams.Learn More
Panels, small group workshops, and guest speakers in online classrooms or lectures are available upon request.
Full List of Online Speakers
Virtual mental health presentations that discuss personal stories, recovery, & staying mentally well during COVID-19 are offered by the following speakers:
|Abraham Sculley||Alison Malmon||Becky Fein|
|Carli Bushoven||Colleen Coffey||David Romano|
|Diana Chao||Dr. Kristen Lee||Frank Warren|
|Greg Vogt||Kai Roberts||Pablo Campos|
Mental Health at Oregon State University in the Time of COVID-19
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