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mental health | Mar 7th, 2018

Johann Hari’s New York Times Bestseller Lost Connections is Changing What We Believe About Depression and Anxiety

Elton John, Hillary Clinton, and Naomi Klein agree that speaker Johann Hari’s Lost Connections is dismantling how we think about mental health. The New York Times bestseller has scored fans across the continents for its insightful, hopeful, and paradigm-shifting approach to treating depression and... Continue Reading →
mental health | Jan 31st, 2018

3 Speakers Offer Practical, Meaningful Strategies in the Pursuit of Mental Wellness

Sometimes we don’t know how to face a challenge until we’re already struggling with it. Michael Landsberg, Candy Chang, and Dr. Jonathan Fader are three speakers who approach the issue of mental health from all angles: acknowledging the realities of illness while also promoting mental wellness for... Continue Reading →
mental health | Jan 9th, 2018

In Treating Depression, We Need More Than Drugs. Johann Hari’s Lost Connections Proposes a New Path

The new book by speaker Johann Hari already has a fan in Hillary Clinton, who says that “Lost Connections offers a wonderful and incisive analysis of the depression and alienation that are haunting American society.”  Is Everything You Think You Know About Depression Wrong? From The Guardian... Continue Reading →
mental health | Jan 3rd, 2018

Violinist and Street Symphony Founder Vijay Gupta Creates a Formidable New Model for Helping the Homeless

In the January 1 issue of The New Yorker, music critic Alex Ross writes about “visionary Los Angeles violinist” Vijay Gupta and his organization Street Symphony, which invites LA’s homeless, mentally ill, and incarcerated communities to attend and make music with the best classical musicians in the... Continue Reading →
mental health | Oct 28th, 2016

Sing it Loud: Choir! Choir! Choir! to Close out CSAE National Conference

This Wednesday to Friday (October 26-28), The Lavin Agency is on hand at the 2016 Canadian Society of Association Executives National Conference, and we’ve brought along a special guest. International singing sensation Choir! Choir! Choir! is set to wrap up the event today with a one-of-a-kind... Continue Reading →
mental health | Sep 26th, 2016

New Videos: Daniel Lerner Helps You Find Your Passion

Positive psychology expert Daniel Lerner teaches NYU’s most popular elective, “The Science of Happiness”—a whirlwind of emboldening stories and actionable takeaways for improving mental health, well-being, and performance in all aspects of life. To Lerner, when we’re “harmoniously passionate” about... Continue Reading →
mental health | Aug 23rd, 2016

New Videos: Michael Landsberg Opens Up about Depression & Mental Health

Last December, Michael Landsberg ended his 18-year run as the host of TSN’s Off the Record. Now, he’s free to pursue a cause that’s near and dear to him: mental health awareness. Far from the image we’re used to seeing on TV, Landsberg suffers from depression, and has for most of his adult life.... Continue Reading →
mental health | Jan 27th, 2016

First Look: John Elder Robison’s New Book, Switched On

John Elder Robison—bestselling author, neurodiversity scholar, and leading voice on autism—has a new book hitting stores on March 22. Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening tells the astonishing story of how Robinson underwent TMS, or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Harvard... Continue Reading →
mental health | Nov 15th, 2015

The Truth About Addiction: Introducing New Speaker Johann Hari

Writing for The Huffington Post, Johann Hari states: “the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection.” This crucial distinction, learned through his 12-country, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs, has massive implications for how we think about addiction and the laws that... Continue Reading →
mental health | Jun 9th, 2014

First Look: Laurel Braitman Understands Human Behavior in Animal Madness

Happy Book Birthday to Laurel Braitman! Her highly anticipated book Animal Madness, which is an Amazon Best Book of the Month for June 2014, is out today. Publishers Weekly says: "[A] delightful balance of humor and poignancy...[This book's] continuous dose of hope should prove medicinal for humans... Continue Reading →
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