Executive Director Cassandra Vieten at TEDx San Diego

Earlier this year, JWB’s Executive Director, Dr. Cassandra Vieten, delivered a groundbreaking TEDx Talk in San Diego, CA. 

“Let’s build a world that supports true mental health. The mental healthcare of the future…”

The future of mental health is here. From indigenous wisdom practices to mind-body science to psychedelics to virtual reality, a vast array of mental health enhancing practices are emerging and converging, promising to empower people with entirely new potentials for enhancing mental and emotional wellness. Find out what’s going on in the new mental health, and how you can immediately apply it to your life in the newly released TEDx talk by Dr. Cassandra Vieten, Executive Director of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation.

Everyone knows we are in a mental health crisis. What people don’t always hear is that we are in the beginning of a mental health renaissance.  It’s a new day for mental health care, and along with our colleagues worldwide, the JWB is empowering families and communities with practices that can be integrated into their everyday lives. Dr. Vieten introduces the general public to a variety of mental health and well-being enhancing approaches during this groundbreaking talk. 

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Along with directing the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation, Dr. Vieten is also Director of Research and Associate Scientist at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and a licensed clinical psychologist. Her research has focused on spirituality and health, transformative experiences and practices, the development of mindfulness-based interventions for emotional well-being, and development of media technologies to inspire awe. She has authored three books, published numerous articles in scientific journals, and is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and workshop leader.