Manage Smarter 48 — Kristie Knights: Mental Health and Managing

BY Audrey Strong
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Kristie Knights is a psychotherapist in private practice and a keynote speaker in suicide prevention and awareness. She provides assessment, education, and strategies to C‑Level organizations, including C‑Suite Executives in Psychological Health and Safety Management. Kristie is also the CEO of the iRise Leadership Institute and author of the book "Unsung Heroes: Deconstructing Suicide Through Stories of Triumph."

In this episode, Audrey, Lee and Kristie discuss:

  • The huge jump in C‑Suite suicide rates since 2010
  • Domestic violence, PTSD and other struggles
  • Signs to look for to recognize a colleague is in distress
  • Programs your company should have to react to an employee in crisis
  • How to approach and talk to a colleague you think may be in crisis
  • The National Suicide Hotline phone number is 1–800-273‑8255


"There is an expectation with C‑Suite in particular that they will be strong, they will be the rock of the company, and so often they are spending more time caring for others that they neglect to care for themselves"

- Kristie Knights, LPC

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