TeleTalk: Digital Mental Health and Virtual Community Building

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

This event hosted by the U.S. Chamber Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services’ Digital Empowers campaign concluded the three-part COVID-19 virtual event series—designed to bring the tech and social innovation communities together to address the global pandemic response effort and create a platform for collective action.

One of the largest trends of 2019 was a renewed focus on mental health and personal wellness. At the helm of this effort were employers who supported a culture of health and addressed mental health in the workplace—but also entrepreneurs, who leveraged the abundance of and capabilities in the technologies that we know and love to create a permanent marketplace for digital mental health services. In the palm of your hand, you can access support services, such as life coaching, peer support, meditation, and stress relief. All of these platforms offer varying levels of comfort, commitment, and community.

COVID-19, however, has and will change the landscape and perception of mental health, mindfulness, well-being, and community. That transformation will bring new faces, emotions, needs, and tech platforms providing support services. 

Amidst the social isolation and uncertainties in health and economic impacts, one thing is certain: how we as individuals, caretakers, employers, and a global community take care of ourselves and others matters.

While many are home alone, we are better together. Digital Empowers held this “TeleTalk” conversation in collaboration with the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s network of mental health advocates across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. 

View the recording below to take a deeper dive on digital mental health, employee and personal well-being, and virtual connection and community building.