Hi, I am Ruth C. White, PhD, MPH MSW and I am the instructor & designer of this course
Ruth C. White, PhD, MPH, MSW is founder and principal of WellMindPlus - an organization focused on improving mental health and well-being. Dr. White is an in-demand stress management expert, mental health advocate. For the past 20 years, Dr. White has been a social work professor at the University of Southern California, Fordham University, and San Francisco State, and she gained tenure at Seattle University.
She is the author of: ‘The Stress Management Workbook: De-stress in 10 minutes or less’ (2018) and ‘Everyday Stress Relief: Essential techniques to boost emotional resiliency and improve your health’ (2020)
With an engaging style and leading-edge content, Dr. White has built a reputation for delivering thought-provoking keynotes, lectures, presentations and workshops that lead to paradigm shifts, organizational change and personal growth. Her stress management seminars have received rave reviews from a wide range of audiences including mental health providers, students, and tech professionals. During the COVID19 pandemic, Dr. White has been sought out by the media, academia, a leading health organization, non-profits and the Fortune 500 to share her expertise.
Dr. White came to focus on stress management after a hospitalization for bipolar disorder. Her hospitalization made her take stock of her life and made her vow to do whatever she could to never be hospitalized again. With the support of her mental health team, she began researching neuroscience to find holistic ways to manage her condition, because the heavy doses of medications her condition required often came with troubling side effects. Realizing the role that stress and resilience played in her illness, and mental health in general, she committed to helping people be healthier and happier through managing stress and building resilience. She has authored several books on bipolar disorder and stress management that focus on holistic, science-based strategies, with an emphasis on prevention.
Her audiences have included Fortune 500 companies, governments, non-profits, communities, professional organizations and classrooms across the globe. During the COVID19 crisis she is a mental health contributor to KRON4 TV Bay Area’s Morning Buzz show, and has written related articles for Fast Company, and the Thrive Global platform. Dr. White has been featured in media outlets including: The Today Show, BBC World Service, Marie Claire, and Woman’s Health, among others. Other books she has written include: Bipolar 101 (2009) and Preventing Bipolar Relapse (2013).
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