Mental Health Focus of May Power Speaker Series

Dr. Mark Rapaport of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute offered insights and answered employee questions.

Zions Bank May 20, 2021

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we hosted a conversation addressing the current state and impact of mental health with Dr. Mark Rapaport, CEO of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute.

In the latest installment of our Power Speaker Series, Rapaport discussed normalizing the stigma that surrounds mental health, acclimating to a post-pandemic reality, and practicing mental resilience.

Panelists included Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sui Lang L. Panoke, Chief Human Resources Officer Scott Law, and Krysti Meyer, chair of the Disabilities, Mental Illnesses, and Chronic Conditions (DMICC) Employee Business Forum.

“It is important to recognize the intersectionality of diversity, equity, and inclusion work and mental health work,” says Panoke.

“Diversity, equity, and inclusion work is deep work. It’s personal, emotional, and essential to our mental and emotional well-being. Mental Health work is deep work. It is personal, emotional, and essential to our mental and emotional well-being.” 

Zions Bank will be hosting quarterly conversations on a broad range of mental health topics as part of our Mental Health Initiative, which includes weekly mindful meditations, monthly conversations on mental resilience, and the DMICC Employee Business Forum.

“As we work to recover from the global pandemic, grapple with the national reckoning around race in our country and seek out opportunities to provide individuals and businesses with the economic relief they need, I feel compelled to make mental health a top priority here at Zions Bank," says Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson.

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