Through her company WellMindPlus Dr. White provides consultation, public speaking and coaching to individuals, organizations and communities in the area of mental health and well-being. Her goal is to make the world a healthier and happier place.
Dr. White’s holistic, science-driven approach to mental health and well-being focuses on sleep, nutrition, active lifestyle and personal relationships (SNAP). Through public speaking and workshops, Dr. White explores the mind/body connection as a path to reducing stress and developing emotional resilience.
With graduate degrees in social work and public health, and a background as an elite athlete and outdoor enthusiast, Dr. White has an interdisciplinary prevention-focused perspective that is also grounded in her own experience as practitioner and patient.
Dr. White discovered the science behind SNAP on the path of her own journey of living successfully with a chronic mental health condition. Her holistic, science-based strategies not only decrease the negative impacts of stress on the mind and body, they reduce the likelihood of depression and anxiety, and provide the foundation for a lifestyle that promotes health and well-being.
The benefits of SNAP to an organization is increased productivity, reduced absenteeism, lower health and disability costs, increased employee engagement and increased retention. A 2014 report from PwC showed that there is a return of $2.30 for each $1 spent on workplace mental health.
Dr. White is an active mental health advocate who has appeared in Women’s Health, Huffington Post, and Woman’s Day. She is also a member of The Stability Network: an organization that promotes mental health and well-being at work and in the community. She works to decrease the stigma of mental illness by infusing theoretical understandings of stigma with her own story of illness, recovery and success.
Her current book project is based on the principles of SNAP as the foundation for mental well-being.