“Public relations executive” is on the list of the 10 most stressful jobs, according to CBS News. Think about it: PR, marketing and social media pros are almost always on call, and working hours regularly extend beyond the usual 9-5 —especially if their organization is in crisis.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we at PRSA Pittsburgh are committed to promoting mental wellbeing and eliminating stigma associated with mental health — especially in the communications and marketing world.
Hear from corporate mental health expert and CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Keystone PA Christine Michaels, who will provide tangible steps communications and marketing pros can take to promote mental wellbeing.
Submit questions anonymously regarding mental health and wellness for our speaker via this Google Form.
About the Speaker:
Christine Michaels, MSHSA, is Chief Executive Officer of NAMI Keystone PA, the state organization in Pennsylvania for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health advocacy organization. Ms. Michaels has more than 35 years of experience in community mental health service delivery, social service agency administration, public policy, and legislative advocacy.
She is an accomplished instructor with experience in curriculum development and is nationally certified by NAMI as a state trainer for NAMI Family to Family, NAMI Support Group Facilitators, and NAMI Smarts for Advocacy. Ms. Michaels serves on the Adult Committee for the OMHSAS Planning Council, she is Chair of the Allegheny County MH/ID Advisory Board, and she was recently nominated to participate on the State 988 Implementation Advisory Board as the liaison from the Advocacy Coalition Committee. Ms. Michaels holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Health Services Administration.