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Mental Health & Wellbeing | Examining Stigma and Support

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Mental health issues will impact each of us in some way throughout our lives; yet many people are unable to get the support they need and deserve. We're gathering around the Shalon table to explore the stigmas surrounding mental health in order to understand how we can expand our perspectives and care for our families, our neighbors and ourselves.  

The evening includes a gourmet multi course meal; each course will be paired with wine or a curated cocktail. As with every Shalon, moderated conversation will be led by the host and facilitated by experts who will share insight to ensure we all walk away feeling educated and empowered.

Great impact starts with a single step, but we cannot do it alone. At Shalon, we gather over an incredible meal in a welcoming and safe space to understand the issues that impact our world and educate each other on how we can start the journey towards change.

Recommended Reading

Mental Illness Statistics (National Institute of Mental Health)

Consider how you can reduce [mental health] stigma at work (Kelly Greenwood for Forbes)

Inside the realities of workplace mental health (Thrive Global)

Create culture of openness around mental health (Bridgespan)

Investors and entrepreneurs need to address the mental health crisis in startup culture (Tech Crunch via Courtney Mayeda)

Are you experiencing Compassion Fatigue? (Headway / Ginger)

Fighting the Stigma of Mental Health Through Music (NY Times)

True Progress in Erasing Mental Health Stigma Means Giving Everyone a Seat at the Table (Well & Good)

Inside America's Suicide Crisis (Oprah Magazine Dec 2018)

Health care providers increasingly turn to online psychotherapy to treat elderly patients with mental health conditions (WSJ)

Mental Health in the Spotlight at Davos


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Founder & CEO, Mind Share Partners

Mind Share Partners is a nonprofit that is changing the culture of workplace mental health so that both employees and organizations can thrive. It does this through movement-building, professional communities, as well as corporate workshops and advising. Kelly is a Forbes contributor and serves as editor-at-large for Mental Health at Work, a special blog section on Thrive Global. 

Kelly is a San Francisco-based executive with a cross-sector background that includes corporate, nonprofit, and foundation roles. Prior to Mind Share Partners, she was the Chief Growth & Strategy Officer of Techbridge Girl and was a Principal on the Portfolio Team at the Skoll Foundation. Previously, she worked as a management consultant at Accenture, A.T. Kearney and the Bridgespan Group, the nonprofit spin-off of Bain & Company. Kelly holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management and graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish.

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Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow, UCSF Department of Psychiatry

Stefana Morgan, MD is a psychiatrist at the University of California, San Francisco. She trained at UCSF and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Her research and clinical interest include using integrative, complementary and alternative modalities such as mindfulness, positive psychology, spirituality, art and meaning in combination with evidence-based, scientific approaches to enhance wellbeing and resilience.

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Creator of  The 21 Day STRESS Detox Ritu's Blog

Ritu Riyat is dedicated to creating a culture of workplace wellbeing from the inside out. Believing that true growth comes from mastering your mindset, she has studied the science of meditation, yoga, and behavior change around the globe and has worked with executives, athletes, law enforcement, and fortune 500 companies to optimize wellbeing in the workplace.

Riyat earned her BS in Genetics from the University of California, Davis, and her Master’s in Public Health Epidemiology from the Keck School of Medicine of USC and is 500-hr certified yoga teacher.


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Peruvian Ceviche

Ricotta & Clementines

Sous Vide Baby Bok Choy

Crispy Duck with Roasted Beets

Citrus Tarts



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Ginger was founded on the idea that the data from our interactions with mobile phones could provide important insights about our emotional health. In the seven years since, Ginger has collected billions of data points that now power the world’s most advanced behavioral health system, empowering a team of high-quality coaches, therapists and psychiatrists.