Guest: Jamy Conrad, VP of People @ TrustRadius

Jamy covered a ton in a short amount of time! Here’s the TLDW;
(or you could just hit play!)

Understanding Mental Health:
Jamy shares personal journey with mental health challenges and decision to become certified.

Highlights importance of self-awareness and empathy in supporting others’ mental health.

Stresses the need for open dialogue and reducing stigma surrounding mental health issues.

HR Balancing Act:
Highlights the delicate balance HR professionals face in addressing mental health while adhering to policies.

Explains the role of leave of absence policies and legal frameworks like ADA in supporting mental health accommodations.

Emphasizes the responsibility of HR to lead through challenging situations, not just manage them reactively.

Managerial Responsibility:
Advocates for equipping managers with tools and guidance in handling mental health issues.

Discusses the importance of collaboration between HR and managerial staff in addressing employee needs effectively.

Highlights the role of managers in creating a supportive and inclusive workplace culture.

Cultural Impact of Certification:
Envisions a workplace where both HR and managerial staff are certified in mental health first aid.

Discusses how a common language and shared goals can foster a culture where mental health is openly discussed and supported.

Emphasizes the ripple effect of certification on organizational culture and employee well-being.

Personal Impact and Leadership:
Reflects on the personal impact of certification in reducing pressure and increasing confidence.

Discusses the heightened sense of responsibility and the desire to influence organizational strategies and policies.

Emphasizes the role of HR leaders in mentoring and passing on knowledge to future HR professionals.

Empowerment and Wisdom:
Encourages individuals not to fear difficult conversations and to embrace opportunities for learning and certification.

Advocates for taking proactive steps towards change, whether at work or in personal life.

Stresses the importance of empowerment and the potential for individual actions to drive broader societal change.

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