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[SOLD OUT] AMCHAM Human Resources Committee Meeting

Thursday, December 05, 2019

7:30AM - 9:30AM

7:30am - 8:00am: Registration / Networking
8:00am - 9:30am: Breakfast / Speech / Q&A


Lotte Hotel, Berkeley Suite (36Fl.) (Downtown, Sogong-dong)


TOPIC Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Workplace
COST KRW 54,000 for members
KRW 54,000 for non-members (My company is an AMCHAM member)
KRW 74,000 for non-members
Noon, Tuesday, December 03, 2019

* No refunds for cancellations after this date and time
* Please complete registration in advance. No walk-ins or payments accepted at the door.
* 2 complimentary admission for Founding Partners

About the Speaker

Bruce Shahbaz, Member of the Public Policy Council, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Topic : Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

Bruce Shahbaz serves on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Public Policy Council since May 2017. He represents the state of Virginia, federal and congressional policy, and advocates for military-connected suicide prevention policy.
Bruce worked in healthcare for over thirty years, starting in 1984 when he enlisted in the Army. Bruce was trained as a medical assistant on inpatient psychiatric units in the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio and then served at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He subsequently served 20 years as an Army Medical Service Corps officer responsible for the delivery of healthcare; including primary care, mental health, physical therapy, and dental care - to Soldiers and their families at several Army bases in the United States, Egypt, Germany, and at the Pentagon.

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(email) comms@amchamkorea.org

(phone) 02-6201-2221

Message from the Co-chairs

People around the world often spend more waking time working each week than they do with their families. When a workplace is working well, it is often a place of belonging and purpose ? qualities of our well-being that can sustain us when life gets unmanageable. Many workplaces also provide access to needed mental health resources through employee assistance programs and peer support.

Because suicidal thoughts are usually invisible, employers usually assume “it doesn’t happen here” ? until it does. Co-workers then are often forgotten grievers after a suicide. Rarely, until now, did employers consider their role in suicide prevention. We are at a pivotal moment in history as workplaces have begun to shift their perspective on suicide from “not our business” to a mindset that makes suicide prevention a health and safety priority.

The program will explore mental health promotion and suicide prevention 24/7. No longer is it good enough to get people from work to home safely, workplaces must also get their people from home back to work safely.