General Session

Journeys of Courage: Simone Biles and Jane Pauley on Mental Health

General Session

Saturday, May 21
4 – 5:30 p.m.

At AAPA 2022’s General Session on May 21, witness a highly personal conversation between two professional powerhouses – gymnast Simone Biles and Emmy Award-winning journalist Jane Pauley. Both have chosen to share their mental health journeys with the world and become advocates for mental healthcare.

Simone Biles, considered one of the greatest athletes of all time, was in the global spotlight when she prioritized her mental health over competing in the summer of 2020. And Jane Pauley, an Emmy Award-winning journalist and current anchor of CBS Sunday Morning, revealed in her 2004 memoir that she’d experienced “low-grade depression” and been diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 50. Eligible for AAPA Category 1 CME credit.

Conversation About Mental Health

Hear both of these women – trailblazers in their fields and in the mental health conversation – speak frankly about their experiences with their own mental health, why they chose to share their struggles publicly, and how they’re working to advocate for mental health care for everyone.

With their examples, as you navigate intense professional and personal pressures, you can choose to focus on your own mental health, seek help, and face diagnoses without shame. Apply their advice, strategies, and wisdom to your own life and to your patients.