Involved Health w/ Dr. Nikole Benders-Hadi

January 31, 2023
Hosted by Chris Meek

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Episode Description

Next Steps Forward host Chris Meek is excited to welcome Dr. Nikole Benders-Hadi to the program to discuss timely topics surrounding wellness, such as how to reduce the stigma around mental health, how to improve mental health care access and address current inequalities that exist in mental health treatment. Dr. Benders-Hadi is a board certified psychiatrist and Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Included Health, a leading virtual care and healthcare navigation company. She is particularly focused on women's mental health and mental health education so that more individuals understand how they too can access the mental health care they want and need. During her appearance, Dr. Benders-Hadi will provide the audience with an inside look into her approach for dealing with everyday stress, how to find the right hobbies to maintain physical and mental health, the benefits and current state of virtual healthcare and actions that can be taken to further create equality across all spectrums of mental health care.

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Chris Meek

Chris Meek believes in the American spirit of individual empowerment and service to others, especially those who have sacrificed for our freedoms. As someone who lived through the horrors of Ground Zero on 9/11, Chris had no way home but to join others as they put one foot in front of the other to make their way forward. Since that day, Chris has committed himself to empowering and motivating fellow Americans to keep taking steps forward, no matter what life throws their way.

Chris has spent the last decade serving as the co-founder and chairman of the national nonprofit SoldierStrong, which is dedicated to helping military veterans take their next steps forward. SoldierStrong carries out its mission by providing revolutionary medical technology to VA medical centers, including exoskeleton suits to help paralyzed veterans walk again and virtual reality equipment to help treat post-traumatic stress.

He also serves as an advisor on the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) task force. In this role, he shares a responsibility to raise awareness about mental health, facilitate research and define a plan to prevent suicide. In 2020, Chris launched ReachStrong, a nonprofit aimed at empowering all Americans to care for their overall well-being. Chris is also a financial services executive at S and P Global, Inc, in New York City. He and his wife, Christine, have three children.

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Episode Directory

January 2023

  • 1/31/2023: Involved Health w/ Dr. Nikole Benders-Hadi Listen Now
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