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Alisa LaPolt

Alisa LaPolt

Mental Health Policy and Advocacy Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Tennessee

Alisa LaPolt is Mental Health Policy and Advocacy Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for the state of Tennessee. She helps businesses and organizations promote better mental health and wellness for their employees and target audiences. Her strategic approach is rooted in a 15-year journalism career at news outlets including the Gannett/USA Today Network followed by 20 years of lobbying on behalf of health and mental health organizations in Florida and Tennessee. Following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Gov. Rick Scott appointed Alisa to his Mental Health Task force, where she was instrumental in passing legislation requiring mental health education in schools. Alisa also provides strategic communications and public relations for clients through her company Topsail Public Affairs.

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Day 5 – April 19 April 19, 2023
10:30 am - 11:45 am

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Workplace and Beyond

Meeting Room 202 A-C: Level 2

Track: Safety and Security 🛈Topics may include those focused on protecting the health and life of recycling facility employees, customers, visitors, contractors, drivers, and the surrounding community; OSHA compliance; disaster preparedness; hazardous materials management; hazard recognition; safety culture; law enforcement; theft; cybersecurity; and infectious disease.
Mental health can be treated; suicide can be prevented. Hear from professionals in both areas about the effects each can have on your workplace and what you can do to address the needs of your workforce.