INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Sports Corp and the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, We're All A Little "Crazy," also known as #SameHere Global Mental Health Movement, are teaming up to host the #SameHere Sports: Mental Health Conversation event on Thursday, March 12. The event's goal is to normalize society’s perception of mental health and make it part of everyday conversation, address the challenges one could experience, how these challenges can affect their mind and body, and how to cope with these effects in a positive and open manner.
Attendees will include student-athletes or students seeking a career in the sports/event/entertainment industry, local university administrators, Big Ten Administrators, and young professionals at local sport/event/entertainment organizations. This event is free and open to the public and media.
The #SameHere program was developed to show that anyone can experience social and emotional challenges and that mental health is okay to talk about.
Presenters at the event include Eric Kussin and Kathryn Jordan. Kussin is the founder of We're All a Little "Crazy" and the #SameHere movement, as well as a former professional sports executive for over 15 years working in the NBA league office and several professional teams. Kathryn Jordan is the President and CEO of KJordan Consulting, LLC; Sports and entertainment executive and athlete development specialist pioneer. She is also an inaugural member and division leader of the NBA Player Development Steering Committee, past member of NBA Marketing Committee and former Purdue Cheerleader.
Topics of the event will include encouraging openness and sharing of mental health challeneges, demystifying the stigma associated with mental health, a focus on why it’s ok to speak to mental health, and commonalities and differences in challenges and healing practices. The event as a whole focuses on awareness, prevention, positive culture development, and providing education around positive coping strategies. The event will round out with an interactive Q&A with presenters.
Dress for the event is business casual and refreshments will be provided. Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and the event is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
About Indiana Sports Corp
Founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission, Indiana Sports Corp is a not-for-profit organization focused on bringing premier sporting events to Indiana to drive economic vitality, facilitate a vibrant community with civic pride and garner positive media attention. Because of this, Indiana Sports Corp is able to provide positive, sports-related opportunities for youth in the community. For more information, please visit IndianaSportsCorp.org.
About We're All A Little "Crazy"
We're All A Little "Crazy" 501(c)(3)* nonprofit was formed by 20-year professional sports C-Level Executive, Eric Kussin. Our nonprofit, also known as the Global Mental Health Alliance is a movement encompassing: 1) a Celebrity Alliance, with members sharing their own personal mental health stories and challenges via website, social media, and face-to-face appearances, and 2) an Expert Practitioner Alliance, with word-renowned practitioners sharing what they call a comprehensive “STARR” (Stress & Trauma, Active Release & Rewiring) “Tool Box.” Our Alliance believes that stressful life experiences, traumas (both physical and mental), genetics, and a host of other factors make it so that everyone's mental health is affected in some form or another, at varying levels, at different points in our lives, and that mental health exists on a spectrum/continuum, as opposed to classifying everyone as either part of a “1 in 5 mentally ill group,” or “normal.” For more information, please visit weareallalittlecrazy.org.