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Celebrate You: Prioritizing Your Self-Care and Mental Health

Dr. Nina Vasan

December is a time of celebration. It is also a time when many feel sad, lonely, depressed and frantic with the holiday frenzy. These emotions are difficult to manage in a normal year – and 2020 has been an extraordinary year with immense emotional strain.

This year, more than ever, don’t let your self-care take a backseat. Today, physician, entrepreneur, and pioneer in mental health technology Dr. Nina Vasan will share scientific evidence, universal approaches and high-yield strategies that you can use every day to improve your mental health and make self-care a priority this holiday season and all year-round.

This Month’s Guest:

DR. NINA VASAN is a physician, entrepreneur, and pioneer in mental health technology. She is a professor at Stanford, where she is the founder and executive director of Brainstorm: The Stanford Lab for Mental Health Innovation, the world’s first academic laboratory dedicated to transforming mental health through entrepreneurship and technology. She is the chief medical officer of Real, a new on-demand therapy platform, a concierge psychiatrist at Silicon Valley Executive Psychiatry, and Chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Committee on Innovation. Dr. Vasan studied Government at Harvard, graduating as one of Glamour Magazine‘s Top 10 College Women. She served on Barack Obama’s health policy advisory committee, worked with director-general Margeret Chan at the World Health Organization, and co-authored the #1 Amazon bestselling book Do Good Well. She received an MD from Harvard Medical School, MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and was chief resident in psychiatry at Stanford. @StanfordMHILab.

Our Host:

CELESTE HEADLEE is a communication and human nature expert, and an award-winning journalist. She is a professional speaker, and also the author of Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving, Heard Mentality and We Need to Talk. In her twenty-year career in public radio, she has been the executive producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Radio, and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She also served as cohost of the national morning news show The Takeaway from PRI and WNYC, and anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel. Headlee’s TEDx talk sharing ten ways to have a better conversation has over twenty million total views to date. @celesteheadlee

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