1st Day World Happiness Agora - #FutureOfHealth

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Join the most influential thought provokers on Health & Happiness to discuss and to co-create the future of health.

Mental illness is one of the main causes of unhappiness in the world. It produces nearly as much of the misery that exists as poverty does, and more than is caused by physical illness. Treating it should be a top priority for every government, as should the promotion of good mental health. Let's figure out the way ahead.

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The Future of Health March 18th Agenda (All times EST):

8:00 am – Luis Gallardo, MBA, Juan Jose Reyes, MD, and Kathryn Goetzke, MBA

The Future of Health

8:05 am- Shekhar Saxena, MD, FRCPsych, DAB, MRC, Psych

Mental Health and Our Future

8:30- Patricio V. Marquez

Making the Business Case for Mental Health

9:00- Antonella Santuccione Chadha, MD, Co-founder & CEO, The Women’s Brain Project

Health & The Women’s Brain

9:30- Barbara Van Dahlen, PhD

Time to Change Direction

10:00- John M. Grohol, PsyD

Connecting with Community Online

10:30- Dixon Chibanda, MD

Connecting Generations through Communities

11:00- Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD

Making Happiness a Habit

11:30- Garen Staglin

One Mind for Brain Health

12:00 pm – Moitreyee Sinha, PhD

How do Cities Rise?

12:30- Gary Belkin, MD, PhD, MPH

How to Cities Thrive.

1:00- Bill Bernat

Sharing Your Story

1:30- Myron Belfer, MD, MPA; Kristy Stark, EdM, MA, BCBA; Kathryn Goetzke, MBA

Operationalizing Hope

2:00- Professor Sir Graham Thornicroft and Nicole Votruba

Mental Health and Sustainable Development (UN SDGs)

2:30- Gabriel Ivbijaro, MD

Bringing Dignity to Mental Health

3:00- Walter Greenleaf, PhD

Leading technologies for treatment

3:30- Rohan Dixit

Mind, Meet Body; Merging mental and physical healthcare

4:00- Tyler Norris, MD

Well. Being. Trust.

4:30- Vikram Harshad Patel, MBBS, PhD

Creating Our Future

5:00- Charlene Sunkel

Launching a Movement with Peers

5:30- Lian Zeitz, Brooks Kenny, and Matthew Jackman

The Future is Youth

This event is free and available around the world to all those that have internet access. Feel free to create an event, and watch with your colleagues or friends. The event is also live-streamed from iFred’s Facebook page, and all talks are being recorded, so that individuals can watch in the future if they are unable to watch live. Anyone can sign up for online or find out more about the event and its speakers on the iFred facebook page and twitter page @ifredorg.

Please join us and help spread the word to make this world happier and healthier for all.

About iFred: The mission of International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) is to shine a positive light on depression and eliminate the stigma associated with the disease through prevention, research and education. Its goal is to ensure 100% of the 350 million people affected by depression seek and receive treatment.

iFred is creating a shift in society’s negative perception of depression through positive imagery and branding—establishing the sunflower and color yellow as the international symbols of hope for depression. To further its mission, iFred engages with individuals and organizations to execute high-impact and effective campaigns that educate the public about support and treatment for depression and teaches Hope to young kids through Hopeful Minds.

iFred also just launched Hope Training through 7 Cups, a Peer to Peer support app used around the world.

About World Happiness Agora: The World Happiness Agora is the world’s largest, most diverse, polycentric and comprehensive forum of happiness with well-being experts, thought leaders, activist, shapers, and game changers. We are connecting the world through our social media hub and using communications technology to maximize the impact of our social interactions to connect online and offline.

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