Learning to navigate disclosure can be imperative when forming social bonds and networking in adult life. This Facebook Live will explore disclosing Tourette Syndrome to others through various channels of communication. This includes how to disclose through social media and in-person, determining if someone is safe to share your story with, and responding to those who respond negatively to your disclosure.

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Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed, has a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Ecological-community Psychology. Her research background has focused on adolescent well-being and the development and evaluation of community-based programs designed to enhance youth mental, social and physical health. She is the Community Program and Evaluation Manager for Rogers InHealth, a division of Rogers Behavioral Health focused on education and advocacy. She is also a part of the Wisconsin Initiative for Stigma Elimination (WISE), a statewide coalition of organizations and individuals promoting inclusion and support for people affected by mental health challenges by advancing evidence-based practices for stigma reduction. Through InHealth and WISE, Sarah works through partnerships to reduce the stigma associated with social-emotional challenges, trauma, and substance use. Some of her favorite projects involve empowering young people to make safe, strategic, sound decisions related to sharing their lived experiences across multiple domains of their lives.

Jake Melton is an internationally recognized speaker who has spoken alongside people like Jesse Itzler, Ed Mylett, Evan Carmichael, and Steve Seibold. He is a Forbes featured coach and a respected organizational psychology expert. He is the author of the book Minimalize to Maximize Your Happiness: Cut the Crap and has been recognized for his frameworks and minimalist approach to communications, leadership, culture, and other organizational development initiatives.

He is a proud voice for Tourette Syndrome and mental health. His company WorkHaven helps organizations transform workplaces into people places. He actively stands up for and works with organizations in improving mental health and wellness within the workplace along with culture, employee engagement, job satisfaction, motivation, and performance. He is recognized worldwide as a LinkedIn influencer and gained over 2 million views and 30,000 followers in under 6 months. Jake earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in strategic communications and a master’s degree from William James College in organizational psychology.