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SHRM-KC Membership Program: Our Approach to Mental Health Is Broken: What Workplaces Can Do to Fix It

  • 05/14/2024
  • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO 64112


  • All Access Members Only. Code Required.


In today’s rapidly evolving corporate landscape, it is evident that employee mental health demands attention, yet conventional solutions fall short. Rising rates of anxiety, depression, chronic stress, and burnout have reached an all-time high, with no indication of slowing down. Poor mental health exacts a toll on employee performance and imposes costs through absenteeism, disengagement, lost productivity, and soaring healthcare expenses. While EAPs and mindfulness apps offer potential, they remain woefully underutilized, underscoring the need for a more comprehensive approach to employee mental health and wellbeing.

This enlightening session will reshape your understanding of mental health and guide the development of strategies that effectively address your organization’s needs. We will delve into the prevailing mental healthcare model, challenging stigma and outdated perceptions while emphasizing the universal relevance of mental health to every individual within your organization. We will explore the dynamic interplay between mental health and the workplace, shedding light on how optimizing wellbeing impacts both. Finally, we will discuss multi-level solutions to boost utilization of available resources and move beyond mere “checkbox” solutions to forge cultures and initiatives that genuinely nurture wellbeing, fostering sustained success for both individuals and your organization.

    About Dr. Ashley Smith...Dr. Ashley is a licensed psychologist and co-founder of Peak Mind: The Center for Psychological Strength, author, and speaker. Since earning her PhD in 2007, she has become a sought-after anxiety expert. She is also an outspoken advocate dedicated to changing the way we approach mental health.


    Dr. Ashley is also open about learning to thrive with a rare visual impairment. The combination of her professional and personal experiences put her in a unique position to educate and inspire. She is passionate about helping others live bold, happy lives while performing at their peak.


    • 11:15 - 11:30 am - Registration & Networking
    • 11:30 am - Noon - Buffet Lunch
    • Noon - 1:00 pm - Program

    This session will be submitted for 1.0 hour of SHRM recertification credit and 1.00 hour of HRCI recertification credit.

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received within five business days of the event will be refunded. Late cancellations will not be refunded after food/beverage guarantees have been placed.

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