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SXSW 2018

Food for Thought: Mental Illness in the Kitchen

Mental illness and addiction are often viewed as a stigma but in the US approximately 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness and over 20 million have an addiction. The long hours and stress of being a chef can lead to depression and substance abuse more often than one realizes. Our panel focuses on not only the importance of acknowledging mental health, but also ways to combat stress, depression and substance abuse. Learning techniques to cope with stress and providing an open dialogue about me

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  1. 1. Why is it so common for chefs to have issues with mental illness?
  2. 2. What does it mean to have a mental illness and how can we start an open conversation about mental illness in the kitchen?
  3. 3. How do chefs deal with the high stress of being in a kitchen?



Cassandre Pallas, VP, Talent , The Connect Group

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Food
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner
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