Open Minds

Webinar: Open Minds

AdFed sat down to have a candid conversation about mental health in the advertising world because let’s face it, it is a crazy world out there and it takes a toll. While living through a global pandemic and civil unrest, many of us may be feeling bouts of despair, anxiety or profound sadness. These are emotions that people who struggle with their mental health feel every day of their lives (with or without a pandemic). Nearly one in five U.S. adults is impacted by mental health, and there’s mounting evidence that the ratios may be even higher for the creatively minded, like people in advertising. AdFed sat down to talk more about mental health so we can be empathetic, supportive and better coworkers and supervisors, especially during these uncertain times. Wonderful panelists, Bryan Piatt – KARE11, Michael Hart -Mono, Miles Marmo – Agency Squid, Adriana Velez – Hubbard Interactive, Sue Abderholden – NAMI Minnesota, and Dustin Brockberg – Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation sat down to tell us their experiences and give their perspective on the struggle of mental health, how it impacts work, relationships, and daily life, as well as ways and resources to help. You can watch the whole conversation below.

These are tough times for everyone and we encourage you to check in on your loved ones. If you or someone you know is in crisis and in need of immediate assistance, the following resources can help:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line: is available free, 24/7 by texting MN to 741741

NAMI MN – https://namimn.org/support/resources/

We also encourage you to donate to:

NAMI MN – https://namimn.org

Hazelden Betty Ford- https://www.hazeldenbettyford.org

And the fund in memory of a beloved leader in the local advertising scene:

Doug Adkins – https://donate.nami.org/fundraiser/2785321