As Chair of the MEDEC HR Committee and head for Human Resources at Medtronic Canada, I had the chance to work with stigmaZERO and get first-hand appreciation for Jason’s professionalism with respect to his mandate intake and delivery. MEDEC invited Jason as a keynote speaker and asked that he present the topic of mental health / mental illness in the workplace, and offer possible strategies to alleviate its impact on employees and employers.
Medtronic also invited him to deliver Phase I of the stigmaZERO Workplace Program with our leadership team. Jason created and delivered a compelling presentation which was an eye-opener to many of the participants. Feedback received suggests that participants connected very well with his presentation style and immensely benefited from the education and techniques that he provided. Jason was also extremely organized and reliable; he is a pleasure to partner with.
I would not hesitate to recommend stigmaZERO and Jason to any organization that wants to raise awareness and capabilities in regards to the issue of mental health.”
Jason Finucan is a gifted communicator and is able to convey relevant information on his personal experiences as well as mental illness and mental health overall.
I consider Jason to be an inspirational and knowledgeable speaker in relation to mental illness and stigma.”
The following video testimonial was recorded immediately following a January, 2015 lecture delivered by Jason Finucan, Founder of stigmaZERO, to Faculty of Nursing students at McGill University:
I was privileged to hear Jason present. Two things impacted me: his eloquence and the impact of his message. The stigma associated with mental illness is still so prevalent, yet Jason was able to transcend that in a simple and effective way.”
The physical education department at Dawson College invited Jason to deliver a 2-hour seminar on mental illness and stigma, and we remarked that Jason is blessed with considerable talent in communication. By sharing personal stories as well as statistical information, Jason was able to increase our understanding and reduce stigma and discrimination toward people living with a mental illness.
Our department teaches on average 5,700 students per semester, and having Jason convey his knowledge has really benefited both teachers and students. We are better equipped to build an environment that is more understanding, helpful and, most of all, aware of what an individual may experience when struggling with mental illness – and that recovery is possible. I thank Jason for this presentation, and recommend his services to anyone looking to better understand mental illness and reduce stigma.”