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DOJ taps Elyn Saks to help improve mental health in the workplace
USC Gould School of Law

Monday, January 10, 2022

Professor Elyn Saks was invited by the U.S Department of Justice and the Antitrust Division to speak on its Disability and Inclusion Speaker Series panel in late July. More than 200 participants logged in for the virtual event, which covered ways to increase awareness of attitudinal obstacles affecting people with mental illness.
 
Professor Elyn Saks
“They asked me to speak to help put them in a better place to respond to mental health challenges among both colleagues and clients at the Department of Justice,” said Saks. “The panel was in a Q&A format, which is different than most presentations I do for businesses about disability and accommodations. It was a huge honor and I was pleased to help.”
 
In a letter from Richard A. Powers, acting assistant U.S. attorney general, Saks was praised for her candid discussion of the challenges presented by her own mental illness and thanked for helping facilitate a conversation about how to assist DOJ employees living with mental illness.

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