Conversations about Mental Health in the Workplace
Mental health is a topic commonly misunderstood, and often avoided in startup environments. With 72% of entrepreneuers and employees working in startups being effected by mental health conditions, this is a topic that can't be ignored.
Join us for an evening of discussions with peers and industry leaders who will share their insights and experiences with the importance of focusing on mental health in a startup environment. We’ve carefully curated a lineup of presenters who are prepared to arm you with new strategies, insights and know-how to fortify your awareness.
Moderator CEO - The i'Mpossible Project & Member of Docz Mental Health Advisory Board
Joshua is the founder and CEO of The i'Mpossible Project, as well as an author, actor, playwright, international public speaker and program specialist on suicide prevention, mental health, and storytelling.
Communications Director Fountain House
Ashley is the Communications Director of Fountain House, a New York City nonprofit that empowers people with serious mental illness to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. She is the founder of Psyched, a website dedicated to changing the way people think about mental health.
Junior Team Lead
Jessica Mirsky is a Junior Team Lead at Mondo, a tech and marketing staffing firm headquartered in Manhattan. Before starting her career in staffing, Jessica studied Religion at Barnard College, where she was an active member in student groups and Greek life. Jessica grew up in northern New Jersey and currently lives with her husband in Forest Hills, NY.
Co-Founder of Stephanie Becker Fund & Investor
6:00 - 6:30 PM
Beverages and Light Bit
6:30 - 6:45 PM
Josh Rivedal – CEO - The i'Mpossible Project
6:45 - 7:30 PM
Josh Rivedal – CEO - The i'Mpossible Project (Moderator)
Michael Becker – Co-Founder of SBF, Investor Ashley Womble – Communications Director, Fountain House
Jessica Mirsky – Recruiter, Mondo
7:30 - 8:00 PM
The September 2016 Mental Health in the Workplace panel will take place in the event space of the Microsoft Flagship store, which is conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan. Sign in at the registration desk.
About our partners
Stephanie Becker Fund (SBF). Founded in October 2012, following the tragic passing of Stephanie Becker. The Stephanie Becker Fund seeks to promote mental health and physical health parity by increasing education and awareness, thereby working to eradicate the stigma associated with emotional health issues and their treatment with a focus on young professionals in the workplace.
Docz: Docz is a newly-launched digital health startup that revolutionizes the mental health landscape by making finding support easy and fast for those touched by mental health issues. Docz is an active, real-time, mobile community where one can ask questions or give advice to others. All advice is expert-verified to make sure the user has a high-quality experience. Docz allows one to chat with other individuals with similar lived experience and find that person going through a comparable mental health journey. And best of all…it’s completely anonymous and free. Docz is currently available in the iOS AppStore with Android and web versions expected in the near future.
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