Building and Sustaining Mentally Healthy Communities
Includes a Live Event on 05/25/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
During Mental Health Awareness Month, ICMA is joining forces with Johnny Crowder, Founder & CEO of Cope Notes, to shine a light on how individuals can band together to make a positive impact on community mental health. From small changes in the way we communicate with the people around us to leading by example and implementing policy changes, tune in to learn how each of us can seize the opportunity to contribute to a healthier tomorrow.
This webinar is complimentary for ICMA members thanks to the sponsorship of a partner who will have access to registration information.
ICMA Practice Areas:  Staff Effectiveness;  Personal Resiliency and Development
Founder & CEO, Cope Notes
Johnny Crowder is a 28-year-old suicide/abuse survivor, TEDx speaker, touring musician, mental health and sobriety advocate, and the Founder & CEO of Cope Notes, a text-based mental health platform that provides daily support to users in nearly 100 countries across the globe. With 10 years of clinical treatment, a psychology degree from the University of Central Florida, and a full decade of peer support and public advocacy through the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) under his belt, Johnny’s youthful vigor for the topic of mental health is unmatched. Since his first keynote in 2011, Johnny's refreshingly candid perspective has attracted praise from hundreds of outlets worldwide, including Upworthy, CNN, and Forbes. Even when commanding a virtual stage or touring with his metal band, Prison, his infectious positivity and firsthand experience with multiple mental illnesses (ranging from bipolar disorder and OCD to schizophrenia) uniquely equip him to provide realistic, yet hopeful insight into the pains of hardship with authenticity, levity, and unconventional wit.