Women Amplified

Women Amplified

The Mental Health Movement and Your Wellbeing

September 07, 2021

The mental health crisis has been looming in our country for decades, well before the pandemic hit. Covid-19 further exacerbated and accelerated the situation—for women especially, who have felt the burden in unimaginable ways at work and at home.
This global crisis, coupled with the bravery of public figures like Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka who are speaking openly and walking away, have led to a tipping point. It’s a movement that has given us the permission to prioritize our psychological wellbeing over others’ definition of success or pressure to live up to external demands.
Our guest Dr. Amy Gagliardi, associate medical director of McLean Hospital, will explore the current state of women’s mental health, and its impacts on family and the workplace, including the “Great Resignation.” Learn actionable strategies for self-care and emotional well-being (short-and-long term) for yourself, your family, and your teams.

Amy Gagliardi
DR. AMY GAGLIARDI is the clinical director for the Center of Excellence in Women’s Mental Health, and associate medical director of McLean Pavilion. In this role, she directs the evaluation and treatment of patients with complex psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders. She is also an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and has been immersed in clinical care of patients with major psychiatric illnesses for more than ten years. Her clinical responsibilities include the coordination of multidisciplinary psychiatric evaluations, diagnostic clarifications, medication evaluation and management, and leadership of treatment conferences. As the clinical director of the Center of Excellence for Women’s Mental Health at McLean Hospital, she has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of trauma-related disorders, including advanced training in dialectical behavior therapy. She is the program director of the McLean Women’s Mental Health clinical psychiatry fellowship and is devoted to the teaching and supervision of medical students and psychiatric residents. Dr. Gagliardi has served as a consultant to multiple psychiatric practitioners throughout the Boston area.
Celeste Headlee
Celeste Headlee is a communication and human nature expert, and an award-winning journalist. She is a professional speaker, and also the author of Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving, Heard Mentality and We Need to Talk. In her twenty-year career in public radio, she has been the executive producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Radio, and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She also served as cohost of the national morning news show The Takeaway from PRI and WNYC, and anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel. Headlee’s TEDx talk sharing ten ways to have a better conversation has over twenty million total views to date. @CelesteHeadlee

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