Registration date: August 4, 2022
this week, Snap it up! Mental Illness in the Workplace Podcast with Natasha Tracy Talking to Gary Coplinfounder and president of healthyplace.comIt is a great mental health site for consumers. Gary has a unique perspective because he specifically hires and manages mentally ill people. He has worked with people who have experienced disorders from social phobia to bipolar disorder, from depression to dissociative identity disorder, and everything in between. If anyone knows the ramifications of mental illness in the workplace, it’s Gary.
Recruitment and management of people with mental illness
We will discuss things like:
- How to hire people with mental illness
- Differences in managing people with mental illness
- Effects of mental illness in the workplace
- Provides workplace skills and benefits for people with mental illness
- What to watch out for with mental illness in the workplace
Oh, and Gary promises to talk about how this might not be for everyone. (I look forward to his thoughts on this point the most.
Whether you work in HR, run a business, or simply want to ensure diversity in the workplace, you don’t want to miss this episode.
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Text will be available soon.
About Gary Koplin
Gary Coplin is the founder and president of HealthyPlace.com, a large consumer mental health website that provides reliable information and support for those with mental health conditions and their loved ones. The company started in 2000 when the vast majority of people with mental illness were still in hiding, and there was a great deal of shame and stigma surrounding mental illness. Since that time, tens of millions of people have come to Healthy Place to better understand their condition and interact with the site through dozens of bloggers, videos and social media. As part of his personal mission to help people with mental illness, everyone who works at and for HealthyPlace lives with a mental health condition, such as bipolar disorder, major depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and anorexia.
Gary holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland. After graduation, he worked as a radio and television news reporter and broadcaster in several markets, including New York City. While there, he went to Iona College for business lessons. Gary is a serial entrepreneur who has started and run four successful businesses over the past 35 years. He mentors other young entrepreneurs and has served on the boards of several community organizations.