Michelle Dickinson, Author, TED Speaker, and advocate, discusses ways to decrease the mental health stigma and shame that prevents people from accessing care, why we should invest in mental health or brain health in the workplace and her own personal story of perseverance and triumph.
Michelle Dickinson grew up with a mother who suffered from bipolar disorder and there was a great deal of shame around her diagnosis. After experiencing the highs and lows with her own mother, Michelle also navigated her own depression and went on to help build the largest and fastest-growing mental health employee resource group at her former fortune 500 company. She is on a mission to create more conversations about this growing epidemic and help people identify the warning signs. No one needs to suffer in silence.