The phrase, “It takes a village,” has never been more timely. The COVID-19 pandemic is a call to action for everyone to come together by staying apart and flattening the curve. When nations, leaders and everyday people unite, we can change the trajectory of COVID-19 by following the science and mobilizing a response. Each of
“Wellness should be a human right regardless of your income or where you live,” says #RedDressAwards honoree and CEO Mindy Grossman. American Heart Association and WW (formerly Weight Watchers) are inspiring healthy habits in churches & underserved communities. Nancy Brown with Mindy Grossman, CEO of WW
The business case for lowering stress, anxiety and depression in workers is becoming undeniable. There are two intersecting health issues at play: first, a diagnosis of depression may increase risk of developing heart disease. Second, having a heart attack increases risk of depression, according to research. So naturally it follows that if Americans spend 40
Madalyn Parker had been at her first job only a few months when the depression and anxiety set in. She had beaten back both in college, where she became so depressed that she stopped eating and going to classes. It nearly prevented her from graduating. She kept her history to herself when she accepted a
For many with such experiences and memories, the confines of a hospital might be the last place they would want to launch a career. But not for Tyson. He had seen firsthand the role the healthcare system could play in a family’s life and wanted to make a difference. “I actually had a dream from
The public awareness campaign, created by Leo Burnett, encourages employees to access company mental health resources. DALLAS – Oct. 8, 2019 – The first step to tackling mental health is to normalize the conversation about it—and that’s what the American Heart Association’s CEO Roundtable is doing. In honor of World Mental Health Day on Oct.
AHA CEO Nancy Brown and Steve Grimshaw, CEO Caliber Collision Centers, discuss inspiring health and well-being in companies through the collective voice of the AHA CEO Roundtable. Inspiring health and well-being in companies
Not long ago, it would have been considered a terrible move for anyone on the business fast track to talk openly about their struggles with mental health. Now CEOs are urging employees to do it. After Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins sent a companywide email with the subject “Making Mental Health a Priority,” encouraging employees to
In the United States, 44 million adults – about one in five – have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. This is a rising health challenge that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, education or career. Those living with depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders often experience strained
A report recently issued by the American Heart Association affirms the connection between mental and physical health. It calls for major employers to take the lead in changing the state of mental health today, notably, by ending the stigma associated with mental illness. That’s an urgent call. Mental illnesses are not just incapacitating by themselves.