Addressing Mental Health As a Woman in Leadership

Recorded in September 2021

Mental health issues are extremely common. According to the National Institutes of Health, “nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness (51.5 million in 2019). Mental illnesses include many different conditions that vary in degree of severity, ranging from mild to moderate to severe.” Despite how common these experiences are, there are still misconceptions about how well someone can lead when they’re struggling with mental health.

These misconceptions are wrong and every leader needs a strategy for how to manage their mental health while serving in their role. In this webinar, we were joined by Sedgwick County Commissioner Sarah Lopez, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, and Wheeling City Councilwoman Rosemary Ketchum who shared their stories, experiences, and tips for managing mental health on the campaign trail, while serving in office, and/or taking care of their community.

After watching the webinar,  you will be better able to:

  • Manage personal mental health
  • Lead with emotional intelligence
  • Communicate about personal and societal mental health issues

Disclaimer: The content presented in this webinar is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, medical diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding your condition. If you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time. If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line.

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