I Help Young Professionals Benefit from their Emotional Struggles
My purpose is to help young professionals recognize how to turn their negative stress into a positive through a change in mindset.
Changing your relationship with stress and uncertainty so as to embrace their positive aspects leads to greater personal fulfillment and professional success. I draw on my experience as a physician, best-selling and award-winning author, and sufferer from mental illness to explore what we are each capable of.
I draw on my experience as a physician, best-selling and award-winning author, and sufferer from mental illness to explore what we are each capable of.
Kyle Bradford Jones, MD, FAAFP is an Associate Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He is the best-selling author of Fallible: A Memoir of a Young Physician’s Struggle with Mental Illness, winner of the 2020 Pencraft Award for Best Non-Fiction (Autobiography). He is an advocate for mental health, focusing on decreasing the stigma of mental illness and helping people live their best life.
He has written for The Washington Post, Salt Lake Tribune, and multiple blogs. He resides in Millcreek, Utah with his wife and four children.
1) Managing Stress and Uncertainty in Your Personal and Professional Life.
Few of us realize that stress can be a good thing. While we tend to think of stress as only a negative, changing the way we approach stress actually changes our biology, creating a positive impact on our physical, emotional, and mental health.
Using real examples, I bring these concepts to life in this keynote speech.
2) Thriving with Mental Illness.
We all know someone who struggles with emotional and mental health problems. But what does it mean, both for them and for those close to them? How do we navigate a world with an increasing rate of mental illness?
Using examples from people throughout history, I discuss how there are positive aspects of mental illness that we can all use to benefit ourselves and those we know, regardless of if we have a diagnosed condition or not.
“Dr. Jones’s presentation was spot-on and very powerful. I expect that the things he said resonated deeply with everyone who open-mindedly contemplated his message.”
MD, MPH, MBA, former Chair of Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine
“Dr. Jones’s speech really resonated with the [college] students who attended. We have never had such a positive and overwhelming response to any of our devotionals!”
Associate Director at the Institute of Religion at the University of Utah
"Dr. Jones is an engaging presenter who naturally blends motivating stories with evidence and strategy. His experience and expertise as a healthcare innovator, clinician and educator shine when he takes center stage."
PharmD, Healthcare Consultant
“What impressed me most about Dr. Jones was his ability to connect with the audience and make everyone feel as if they were the most important person in the room…Every person in attendance left feeling uplifted by his message.”
Corporate Director of Operations at Stein Eriksen Management Corp