While the pandemic has prompted the topic of mental health to rise to prominence, leading experts anticipate that mental health consequences will be deep-rooted and long-standing. Mental health has been referred to as the “parallel pandemic” that is anticipated to outlast the COVID crisis.
The good news? A door has been opened. More people are talking about mental health than ever before. And this gives us all an opportunity to create a new mental health culture. One where people feel comfortable talking about mental health, asking for help, and are empowered with dozens of mental health tools they can deploy in their own lives, their families, workplaces, and communities.
That’s why IONS is partnering with the Chopra Foundation and the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation as they reunite us for Never Alone 2021 — an online event on May 21st that gathers more than 20 influential leaders to elevate the mental health conversation and share approaches and tools to help in our everyday lives.
Speakers include Deepak Chopra, Russell Brand, Jewel, Congressman Patrick Kennedy and his wife Amy Kennedy, Dianne von Furstenburg, 17th Surgeon General of the United States Richard Carmona, climber of the 7 Summits Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, NASA Astronaut Yvonne Cagle, and dozens of mental health scientists, professionals, advocates, and everyday people with extraordinary stories of recovery, healing, and hope.
The Never Alone one-day, global livestream provides eight hours of straight talk, inspiration, and practical tools that you can apply today to support mental and emotional well-being in yourself, our communities, and the world. Re-igniting hope as we arise from the pandemic is far from easy, but you are #NeverAlone.
Join IONS Board Vice Chair Azim Khamisa and Senior Fellow Dr. Cassandra Vieten on May 21, 2021, for this life-changing event. Completely free, livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube, watch any or all of it live or on-demand.