Uganda Lacrosse Association in conjunction with Sports Aid Network is set to hold a live Zoom training session on Mental Health and Mental Exercise
Date: OCT 31st 2020
Time: 5:00PM – 7PM EAT ( 11AM – 1PM ET )
Theme: MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL EXERCISE TRAINING.
Our Key speaker is ERIC KUSSIN a professional sports executive and the founder The Global Mental Health Alliance. (https://samehereglobal.org/)
The Global Mental Health Alliance.-comprises of athletes and celebrities, along with media members, expert practitioners, advocates, and everyday heroes who’ve come together to make talking about mental health a common topic for “5 out of 5” of us.
You’re invited for the meeting:
Join Zoom Meeting link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72265977396?pwd=dnQ2cmxIbjdaU0x2V3ZwZ1VCbldFZz09
Meeting ID: 722 6597 7396
We are proud to present to you the Biography of our key speaker , Panelist and the host :
Eric Kussin – KEY SPEAKER: Eric Kussin is an 19-year professional sports executive, who got his start at the NBA League Office. After five years with the League, he went the team business route and rose the ranks with the expansion Chicago Sky, Phoenix Suns. He then switched over to the NHL, working with the New Jersey Devils, & Florida Panthers. However, a debilitating mental health crisis stopped Eric’s career and life in its tracks for over two and a half years. After many failed treatment modalities, he was lucky enough to learn healing practices that enabled him to dig out of his abyss, and found a higher calling, launching a non-profit at the end of 2017 called, We’re All a Little “Crazy,” The Global Mental Health Alliance. The Alliance is comprised of athletes and celebrities, along with media members, expert practitioners, advocates, and everyday heroes who’ve come together to make talking about mental health a common topic for “5 out of 5” of us. Their #SameHere Movement has swept across college campuses in the US from Cornell to USC, K-12’s, Corporate Offices frlm CNBC to JP Morgan Chase, and Professional Sports Teams from the LA Clippers to the New York Mets in just over two years. The Movement has recently begun to expand globally as well, with events in markets outside of the US. To “keep his foot in sports,” Eric consults for a number of professional sports teams and leagues, guiding their ticket and sponsorship sales and retention efforts.
Andrew Pleener – PANELIST: Dr. Pleener is an Integrative Psychiatrist and also the Founder & Director of #SameHere Psych Alliance. Prior to his work with #SameHere, he had been involved in humanitarian efforts including co-creating and directing a makeshift Psychiatric Trauma Center on the Island of St. Maarten during Hurricane Irma in 2017. The clinic served as the main source of medical treatment and shelter for the cities of Cupecoy and Maho from the time of impact throughout military evacuation. He was featured in Newsday and Central Florida Lifestyle Magazine for these efforts. In 2019, he founded Regional Psychiatry to serve Central Florida with an Integrative approach to patient care. Dr. Pleener is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.
Ssekamwa Isaac – HOST: Ssekamwa Isaac is a lawyer by profession, the founder of Canaan high school and canaan lacrosse club. He is also the Uganda in country director of sports aid network and the executive advisor of Uganda lacrosse association .
Uganda lacrosse association in conjunction with Sports aid network will be holding the Zoom live online session.
SPORTS AID NETWORK is an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of youth through sports. SAN catalyzes a collaborative response to the complex sports needs of underprivileged communities, and supports the positive transformation of youth in post-conflict and post-trauma contexts around the world.
Since 2013, Sports Aid Network has supported the transformation and recovery process of youths around the world. Partnering with government entities, sports governing bodies, nonprofits and companies, Sports Aid Network has been constructing playgrounds, sports fields, and has provided equipment to communities, giving underprivileged children a chance to participate and excel in sports.
SAN also works to support long-term growth in children in refugee camps through sports programs that focus on life skills, exclusivity, and fostering the potential of youth leaders to fulfill SAN’s mission to work with and enrich the lives of underprivileged individuals and communities in the developing world, and to rehabilitate and transform youth in post- conflict and post-trauma regions through sports