Be Kind to Your Mind: Mental Health in a Pandemic

with Make It Better Media Group

Now more than ever we must take care of ourselves and that means taking care of our mental health. Make It Better Media Group is excited to bring you an expert panel of mental health thought leaders who have stepped forward to openly share their personal stories and to dedicated professionals who bring awareness and treat those with mental differences. Together you will look at how mental health care has changed in the pandemic and what you can do to be kind to your mind in a world full of stressors.

Join Make It Better Media Group on February 11 at 11 a.m. PST for an interactive event with presentations from each speaker followed by a discussion and Q&A session led by questions from attendees.

Panelists include:

  • Daniel Hostelor, Executive Director of Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center
  • John Walkup, MD, Department Head, Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
  • Brandon Staglin, MS, President, One Mind

Moderated by:

  • Susan Noyes, Founder and Publisher, Make It Better Media Group
  • Kristen Neff, Journalist and Guest Editor for Make It Better Media Group

Register for free here.

Daniel Hostetler is the Executive Director of Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center and brings more than 30 years of experience in corporate consultancy and non-profit management. His background includes serving as president and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Southern European Division (SED) of an International Consultancy for ten years, managing more than 300 consultants. He co-founded Strategic Business Partners, which reached national prominence by winning one of the highest awards in the consulting industry. Before joining Above and Beyond, he was the Executive Director of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and previous to that as Director of Operations and Finance with World Relief DuPage-Aurora, an international Christian nonprofit supporting refugees and immigration issues.

Dr. John Walkup is an international authority on Tourette syndrome and has extensive experience as a principal investigator in NIH-funded treatment trials in child and adolescent psychopathology, including anxiety and mania. Dr. Walkup has three main academic areas of interest. His work with Tourette syndrome, uniquely spans psychiatry, child psychiatry and neurology; his expertise in interventions research focuses on the development and evaluation of psychopharmacological and psychosocial treatments for the major psychiatric disorders of childhood including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, Tourette syndrome and suicidal behavior; and lastly, he has been involved in developing and evaluating interventions to reduce the large mental health disparities facing Native American youth, specifically drug use and suicide prevention.

Brandon Staglin is the President of One Mind Institute and channels his deep experience in communications, advocacy, and personal schizophrenia recovery to drive brain health research programs to heal lives. Brandon served as Director of Marketing and Communications for One Mind Institute from 2005 to 2017, and as a Board Director for One Mind Institute and One Mind from 2015 to 2017. Brandon also serves on advisory councils for the World Economic Forum, the National Institute of Mental Health, the California Mental Health Services Authority’s Help@Hand Program, Mindstrong Health, and Stanford University’s Prodrome and Early Psychosis Program Network, and is a member of The Stability Network. He earned a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership from UCSF in September 2018, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Engineering Sciences and Anthropology from Dartmouth College in 1993. Brandon has received numerous awards for his brain health advocacy, including the Lifetime Achievement VOICE Award from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Clifford W. Beers Award from Mental Health America, the Shattering Stigma—Realizing Recovery Award from the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America, and the Clifford W. Beers Centennial Service Award from the Clifford W. Beers Clinic. Brandon’s lived experience with recovery from schizophrenia makes him grateful to be living in health and happy every day he can contribute to the health of others.