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If you think this is just another podcast, think again. We are the heart and soul of crucial conversations focused on helping you reimagine your tomorrow and exploring the convergence of people, technology and business. Geeks Geezers Googlization is hosted by Ira S Wolfe.

Jun 16, 2023

Brace yourself as AI and ChatGPT unveils a list of potential future mental health conditions, such as Techno-Anxiety Disorder and Impostor Syndrome. To unravel this complex intersection between AI and mental health, we're joined by Keenan Hart, a tech co-founder and mental health expert. Prepare for an enlightening and provocative discussion on breaking down barriers and dismantling the stigma surrounding mental health at work. We delve into the significance of fostering human-centered conversations that transcend policies for truly effective support. Clip Finder: 00:09:31 00:14:22 The power of text messages for mental health: "me and the team started thinking about how do we innovate in using technology in the form of text messages. Because we know that that is the widest reaching, most effective means of communicating and engaging with a busy person in today's world." 00:16:36 00:17:35 Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health: "If we asked older generations what mental health was, they often looked at it as being a severe disease state where you need to go be checked into a behavioral health hospital." 00:22:04 00:24:34 The Impact of Technology on Mental Health: "We are not equipped with the tools and the skill sets that we need to be able to navigate some of those tough conversations. So we avoid them. And unfortunately, when we avoid them, they only get bigger behind us from a sense of conflict." 00:26:30 00:29:50 The Importance of Nurturing the Human Experience: "We need to think about how technology can nurture the human experience...we need to make sure that we are all supported from a whole person health perspective, meaning you feel encouraged, you feel heard, you feel recognized, and you're given the resources in a convenient manner that you can help empower yourself." 00:33:26 00:35:49 The Dark Side of Social Media: "We need to be more thoughtful like that last comment just said about the choices we make because we are on a downhill runaway train at this point in time, and unless we're willing to adapt and really have a perspective of awareness around these things that we're surrounded by every day, the compounding issues are only going to get more severe." 00:36:46 00:37:54 Holistic Leadership: "The only way you're going to be able to keep top talent today, in my opinion, is by supporting them holistically as a whole person rather than just the role that they execute in the organization." 00:41:40 00:43:43 Breaking Down Barriers to Mental Health Conversations in the Workplace: "We need to have conversations which will start to break down some of the barriers... starting a conversation from a third party, I would say resource about what a message could mean to somebody is a great way to start talking about stress, start talking about feelings of overwhelm." 00:45:21 00:46:36 The Power of Positive Communication: "Reach out to somebody with a message of positivity, encouragement, and support and see how it changes not only you but their life today." 00:47:42 00:48:29 Overcoming Fear: "My hope for the future is that everyone has the confidence in themselves to take on challenges that are worth fighting for." 00:51:43 00:52:14 Using Social Media for Uplifting Support: "We use those platforms to be able to spread messages of positivity and encouragement. We want to be that voice of uplifting support that people see on social media."