It’s Ok Not to Be Ok: Tackling the American Mental Health Crisis

Date(s) - 08/02/19
8:30 am - 10:00 am

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It’s Ok Not to Be Ok: Tackling the American Mental Health Crisis

Fri, August 2, 2019 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Nearly one in five adults are living with a mental health condition. Suicide completion rates have surged to a 30-year high. At the same time, there is a shortage of mental health care providers. But alongside these challenges, there’s also hope: People are building new technologies and organizations to improve access to mental health care, fight stigma and meet people where they’re at.

Join us on August 2 for a conversation about the state of mental health care today, the challenges faced by patients, providers and their loved ones, and the innovative people and organizations who are working to create change — and how you can also play a role. BCBSIL Innovation Fellow Adam Seidler will interview Carl Evans, director of programming and operations at Hope for a Day, Danny Freed, CEO of BluePrint, and David Cohen, CEO of Regroup.

Sip of Hope, the world’s first coffee shop where 100% of proceeds support proactive suicide prevention and mental health education, will be serving coffee at this event. Donations are welcome.


8:30–9:00 | Networking & coffee with Sip of Hope
9:00–10:00 | Panel discussion


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