Jul 29, 2:00 PM EDT

Mahmoud Khedr on How Racism, Discrimination & Financial Insecurity Impact Mental Health

Susan and Mahmoud will chat about his personal mental health story, and how racism, discrimination, and financial security impacted his wellbeing. He'll discuss the importance of youth mental health, social determinants of wellbeing, the changes we need to see in education, policy and healthcare, and more.


Above all, Mahmoud Khedr is human first. He’s a proud Egyptian Immigrant passionate about building equitable and scalable solutions empowering underserved communities addressing mental health and education. For the last 8 years, he’s been working at the intersection of technology, government, health, and social impact. Mahmoud previously worked at Facebook, Google, Echoing Green, and The NYC Mayor’s Office of Tech & Innovation. Everything Mahmoud has been involved throughout his career has been to end unnecessary suffering and empower people to flourish. 

As a global advocate and speaker on mental health, youth empowerment, and social entrepreneurship, Mahmoud has received fellowships, awards and recognition from former President Bill Clinton, Colin Powell, Forbes Under 30, TEDx, and Stanford d. School. He graduated from the City College of New York with a B.S. in Social Entrepreneurship. 

About Susan Im

Susan Yoomin Im is a New York based Korean-American creative and the founder of ATEM, a holistic wellness brand that champions self-care and mental health. Having experienced and lived with chronic illness, trauma, and depression, Susan is a passionate advocate for those that struggle with poor health and mental health. She is also passionate about causes centered around education, children, sexual assault, domestic violence, and arts education.

About Well Made

Susan Im is a mental health advocate, sexual assault survivor, and small business owner as the founder of ATEM — a wellness brand committed to challenging negative stereotypes and advancing conversations about mental and holistic wellbeing. She's passionate about her community and peers, and is dedicated to seeing mental health become a common vernacular amongst all peoples -- regardless of their age, location, gender, race, and other forms of identity. 

In Well Made, she'll host conversations on a wide range of topics that are close to her heart — workplace burnout, trauma, faith and wellbeing. She'll answer questions like... what does mental health look like in application? How do you get from a place of suffering to a place of recovery? How do you learn to live or walk with what you have, or what were you were born with? Tune-in at the end of each month to watch, engage and explore intersectional topics alongside people who understand. 

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