Alumni Webinar Series: "Transforming Mental Health Stigma Into Mental Wellness Superpowers"

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Date: May 16, 2023
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Virtual location: Virtual event Go to virtual location
Category: Lecture

Wayne State Alumni Association is offering exclusive access to a range of online webinars. Join us for the next webinar, Alumni Webinar Series:  "Transforming Mental Health Stigma Into Mental Wellness Superpowers"

During the next year, one in five people will experience a mental health challenge, and 1.5 million people will attempt to die by suicide. The stigma surrounding mental health is an enormous barrier to people seeking treatment and getting the help they need. One of the most difficult obstacles in overcoming a mental health challenge is The Stigma Cycle.

The Stigma Cycle starts with shame; shame leads to silence; silence leads to sabotage, self-destructive behavior, social injustice, and suicide. It is a never-ending cycle experienced by people who struggle and people who love someone who struggles with mental health challenges. It is experienced by people living with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and many other disorders.

In this insightful webinar, Mike Veny, author and award-winning mental health speaker, will help you:

  • Differentiate self-care from escape activities
  • Identify strategies for practicing self-care to diminish feelings of shame related to mental health challenges
  • Determine how to engage in helpful conversations on the subject of mental health
  • Empower people who are struggling by cultivating a sense of community

About the author: Mike Veny won Corporate LiveWire’s 2022 Innovation & Excellence Award for his work as a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist®. As a PM360 ELITE Award Winner, he was recognized as one of the 100 most influential healthcare professionals for his work with patient advocacy. Mike’s career began as a professional drummer, and he became a change-maker in the workplace wellness industry. He was determined to overcome a lifetime of serious mental health challenges. In addition to being a world-class keynote speaker, he’s a corporate drumming event facilitator for team building, podcast host, and the author of several books, including the best-selling book, Transforming Stigma: How to Become a Mental Wellness Superhero. His expertise and life experience have been featured on ABC, NBC, and CBS news.

May 2023