One Mind’s Chairman, Garen Staglin was honored to be an active participant of the virtual World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit Affiliated Session hosted by Johnson & Johnson that took place September 21-24, 2020. Serving as a panelist at the event where he represented both One Mind and the Healthy Brains Global Initiative he co-chairs with Victor Dzau of the National Academy of Medicine, Garen joined more than 60 other participants from organizations around the world who shared information about their organizations and initiatives in mental health, discussed the challenge of stigma in a changing mental health landscape impacted by COVID-19, and shared new thinking in breakout sessions about how to address stigma through collaborative and collective action.
During the session, Johnson & Johnson introduced Science Over Stigma, a new global collaborative initiative that focuses on the three platforms of advocacy, science & research, and arts & culture. The initiative aims to bring the collective power of individuals and organizations to bring social, biologic and medical sciences to bear on solving for stigma related to mental illness for people around the world.
From the meeting, an output report was created and recently released. Please read it and share it in support our shared goal of reducing stigma related to mental health conditions.