Episode 05: How do we overcome stigmas and focus on self-care as leaders?

July 15, 2021

During this virtual event, we heard from alumni panelists Paul Viera, ’81 and Ryan Mundy, ‘07, as well as  Vice President of Student Life at U-M, Dr. Martino Harmon as they talk about overcoming stigmas of mental health for men of color and how to prioritize your own self care and create balance during a difficult time. (41 min)

Episode transcript.

Episode Resources

Reflection Questions:

  • What do you do when you are stressed?
  • How have the events of the last year impacted you mentally and emotionally? (Pandemic, social and racial injustice, virtual learning…)
  • Do you have someone to talk to when things are overwhelming?
  • What are some of your own self care practices that you would share with or suggest to others?

Speaker Bio

Martino Harmon

Martino Harmon

UM Vice President for Student Life

Paul Viera

Paul Viera

1981 Grad and Founder and CEO of Earnest Partners, Alumni Association Board of Directors

Ryan Mundy

Ryan Mundy

Former Michigan Football player and Super Bowl Chamion, 2007 U-M graduate, Venture Investor


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