Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month: Insights from Vogel’s Leadership

Hey there! Mental Health Awareness Month is a time for all of us to reflect and advocate for mental well-being. At Vogel, we truly get how important mental health is, not just for our team but for the families we serve. This month, we’ve asked some of our amazing leaders to share their personal insights on what mental health means to them and how they manage to keep their mental wellness in check. Their stories are heartfelt, honest, and truly inspiring. Let’s dive in!

Karen Hughes, President and CEO

In this video, Karen Hughes reflects on the significance of Mental Health Awareness Month. She discusses the importance of taking time to acknowledge mental health amidst the busy roles of being a CEO and a mom. Karen shares her thoughts on balancing these responsibilities and why mental well-being is crucial for success both at work and home.

Chris Evans, Director of Vogel North

In this video, Chris Evans shares his insights on mental health self-care and its impact on leadership. Chris highlights the importance of prioritizing mental health to effectively lead his staff and support the families Vogel serves. He emphasizes the significance of leaving work at work to unwind and relax, ensuring he is fully present and engaged both at work and home.


Tamsyn Morison, Lead Mental Health Clinician

In this video, Tamsyn Morison emphasizes the importance of prioritizing mental health. She discusses how recognizing and validating your feelings is a crucial step toward self-awareness and achieving mental peace. Tamsyn highlights the significance of acknowledging emotions as a means to nurture and maintain mental well-being.


Celeste Bucchan, Early Childhood Behavior Intervention Coordinator

In this video, Celeste Bucchan shares her approach to intentional self-care. Celeste discusses the importance of being mindful about where, how, and why she practices self-care. She enjoys activities like journaling and yoga, choosing whatever she finds most beneficial to her well-being. Watch as Celeste reflects on her self-care practices and their impact on her mental health.

The Importance of Mental Health and Self-Care at Vogel

You know, mental health isn’t just a personal thing—it’s a crucial part of creating a thriving workplace and community. At Vogel, we totally get that the mental well-being of our team is directly tied to how well we can support the families in our care. By prioritizing mental health, we ensure our leaders and staff can handle the ups and downs of their roles while keeping a healthy work-life balance.

Practicing self-care and recognizing when you need a break helps prevent burnout, reduces stress, and boosts overall productivity. Vogel encourages everyone on our team to find self-care routines that work for them—whether that’s through exercise, mindfulness practices, or simply taking some time to chill out after a busy day.

Focusing on the Mental Health of Children and Families

At Vogel, our commitment to mental health doesn’t stop with our team. We’re deeply invested in the mental well-being of the children and families we serve. We know that mental health challenges can touch anyone, no matter their age, and tackling these issues early is key for long-term happiness and health.

Our programs offer comprehensive support for children and families, weaving mental health services into everything we do. From one-on-one counseling to group therapy sessions and community workshops, we strive to create a nurturing environment where families can truly thrive.

We work closely with families to help them recognize and manage mental health challenges, providing the tools and resources they need to support their children’s emotional and psychological growth. Our ultimate goal is to foster resilience and empower families to build healthy, supportive relationships.

Wrapping Up

Mental Health Awareness Month is a wonderful chance to reflect on how vital mental well-being is in every part of our lives. The insights from Vogel’s leadership show just how diverse and personal the journey to mental health can be. From balancing demanding roles to practicing intentional self-care, these leaders highlight the true importance of mental health in achieving success and maintaining a balanced life.

At Vogel, we are passionate about creating an environment where mental health is front and center, both for our team and the families we serve. By sharing these personal reflections, we hope to inspire you to take proactive steps towards your own mental well-being and to support the mental health of those around you.

Remember, taking care of your mental health isn’t a luxury—it’s a necessity. Let’s continue to support each other on our journey towards better mental health, not just this month, but every day. Your support can make a huge difference, whether it’s through sharing these stories or contributing to our cause. Together, we can create a community where mental well-being is a priority for everyone.