Our first guest today is Dr. Don Mordecai – Kaiser Permanente National Leader for Mental Health and Wellness – Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University Medical School.
Did you know Millions of Americans are affected by depression and other mental illnesses? In fact, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 16.1 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in the 2015 calendar year. Depression and other mental health issues touch all of our lives, because they are common and affect loved ones, friends, family members, co-workers and sometimes ourselves.
Dr. Mordecai will discuss the Find Your Words campaign, how to get involved and offer tips for mental health conditions. He will also share common signs/symptoms of depression, including: feeling sad or hopeless nearly every day, losing interest in activities you used to enjoy, feeling too tired and drained to move through your day. That is why the “Find Your Words” public health awareness effort was created. Through this campaign, Kaiser Permanente is encouraging people across the country to help reduce the stigma around depression and engage in a conversation about mental health issues. Mental health conditions, like depression, are treatable and people need to be reminded that there is hope. For more information, please visit: www.findyourwords.org
Our second guest John Drengenberg, Consumer Safety Director at UL, Mr. Drengenberg has spent fifty years keeping people safe and knows the holidays brings its own set of potential risks that are often overlooked he has tips to help keep everyone safe and secure this season
John Drengenberg, an electrical engineer by trade, is UL’s director of consumer safety. He’s spent nearly 50 years with the company doing everything from safety testing televisions and microwaves to showing TV news audiences why it’s so important to wear shoes while you mow the lawn and to make sure not to let your Christmas tree dry out. He’s passionate about helping everyday consumers avoid injuries and accidents and stay safe.
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