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Western NY Virtual Event – Mindset: Helping your organization create mentally healthy workplaces and employees

Please join us on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 for this great event featuring the Mental Health Advocates of WNY!

Long before COVID-19, Mental Health Advocates of WNY (MHA) had been educating businesses on the importance of workplace mental well-being. Mental health is the single most expensive medical condition in the U.S. Prior to the current pandemic, 217 million workdays were lost annually due to depression, and $193 million in workplace earnings were lost due to serious mental illness. Those numbers are on a steep rise.

Mindset is a collection of programs developed by MHA that helps organizations create mentally healthy workplaces and employees. Our presentation to the Western New York chapter of the National Human Resources Association will touch on some of the most pressing topics organizations face today and provide resources and actionable steps your members can take to get started on the path to workplace mental well-being.

Speaker: Ken Houseknecht

Ken Houseknecht is the former Executive Director of Mental Health Advocates of WNY (MHA). Recently retired, Ken served almost 40 years as a volunteer and 9 years as the agency’s top executive.  He came to MHA from the corporate sector, where he spent 30 years working in public and investor relations. Before becoming Executive Director, Ken served as MHA Board President and was founding President of its fundraising arm, the Mental Health Association of Erie County Foundation.

Time: 8:30am – 9:30am

Format: Zoom Meeting – link will be sent to participants when they register

Cost: Free for Members, $10 for non-members

HRCI and SHRM pre-approval is in process for 1.0 credit


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