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mental health | Mar 16th, 2020

Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb Reveals How to Fight Coronavirus Anxiety

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, it’s no wonder that anxiety and fear are on the rise. What if a loved one falls ill? How will we deal with the potential financial fallout? And what happens if we find ourselves in another global recession? Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb—also the author... Continue Reading →
mental health | Feb 6th, 2020

‘A Battle No One Knows About’: Canada’s First Inuk NHL Player Jordin Tootoo Speaks Candidly About Mental Health

Former professional hockey player Jordin Tootoo lost his brother to suicide. Today, he’s committed to starting a national conversation about addiction and mental health. CBC News caught up with him to discuss his meaningful work in suicide prevention.   “Every Indigenous person I've met has been... Continue Reading →
mental health | Oct 11th, 2019

Erasing Stigma: The Top Mental Health Speakers Changing the Narrative

Every year, we observe World Mental Health Day in order to raise awareness and mobilize global efforts to support mental health. Lavin’s Top Mental Health Speakers are at the forefront of this sea change, having the tough conversations that shift perspectives and save lives. Celebrated for being... Continue Reading →
mental health | Oct 4th, 2019

Author Johann Hari Talks Mental Health on Gwenyth Paltrow's Goop Podcast

In an increasingly connected world—think smart phones, social media, and the like—why are so many people feeling more disconnected than ever? And what can we do about it? Journalist and bestselling author Johann Hari talks to Elise Loehnan this week about why we’re the “loneliest species” on... Continue Reading →
mental health | Sep 19th, 2019

Johann Hari's New, Viral TED Talk Explores Different Solutions for Our Increasingly Anxious and Depressed Society

Drawing on international research, personal experience and diverse studies, Johann Hari’s new TED Talk—instantly viral with over 600,000 views in less than 24 hours—proposes a radical premise: that the causes of mental illness lie beyond our own brains—and so do its solutions.    An... Continue Reading →
mental health | Jan 30th, 2019

Today is #BellLetsTalk: End the Stigma Around Mental Health and Start Talking

The stigma surrounding mental illness is one of the biggest barriers to mental health care. The #BellLetsTalk initiative encourages people to get talking and save lives—and keynote speakers Michael Landsberg, Vijay Gupta, and Waneek Horn-Miller, are experts at starting the conversation.   Michael... Continue Reading →
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 →
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