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Other TitlesEAPA's 2009 Annual World EAP Conference
Depression and Denial in the Executive Suite: The EA Profession's Challenge and Opportunity
DescriptionBy age 35, Phillip Burguières had become the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company. But by age 53, he found himself planning his own suicide. Mr. Burguières's personal journey through severe depression and eventual recovery has been chronicled in Psychology Today and Newsweek, but his story of depression despite success is not unique. Today, Mr. Burguières is recognized as one of the most innovative leaders in Texas. Reducing the stigma of mental illness, especially among corporate leaders and decision-makers, has become his passion. Stigma and denial in the executive suite is damaging and dangerous for the whole organization, not just for the executive who needs help but doesn't know how to ask for it. In this enlightening - and ultimately uplifting - presentation, learn what you can do as an EA professional to reach and assist troubled executives and to create influential EA advocates at the top of the organization!
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employee assistance professionals
Chief executive officers
Mental Health Recovery