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Join Me in Taking the Promise2Live Pledge

Recently, I made an important promise to myself and my loved ones. I pledged to reach out to friends, family, the 988 crisis hotline, or another resource if I ever feel sad, depressed, hopeless, or suicidal.

USANA partners with Promise2Live for a global suicide prevention campaign.

USANA partners with Promise2Live for a global suicide prevention campaign.

I’m passionate about increasing awareness around suicide prevention and erasing the stigma surrounding mental health. If you feel the same way, I encourage you to join me in making a Promise2Live. You can do so here.

Promise2Live is a global rallying cry for individuals to promise to reach out if they are feeling depressed or suicidal. Studies have shown that people are much more likely to keep a commitment to themselves when a promise is made with someone else.

As an international company focused on health and wellness, USANA has made the promise to save lives by partnering with Good Deed Revolution and its Promise2Live campaign. (I announced the partnership in this video).

Through the partnership, my hope is we reach people around the world and erase the stigma around mental health and discussions about suicide prevention. With the help of our international network of Associates, employees, athletes, and influencers, I believe we can make a significant difference.

I invite you to learn more about USANA’s partnership with Good Deed Revolution. And I challenge you to make the Promise2Live today.

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call 988 to connect with the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.


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Kevin Guest Joins Kelly & Company to Talk Mental Health

Kevin Guest, Chairman & CEO of USANA Health Sciences, appeared on the Kelly & Company show on May 17, 2022. The 14-minute interview coincided with National Mental Health Awareness Month.

🎙 Listen to the Full Interview: Five steps for improved outcomes during National Mental Health Month

Mental Health Awareness Month | Kelly & Company | Kevin GuestPreviously, Kevin wrote an article (and blog post) detailing the importance of prioritizing mental health. He outlined five ways to lead a more balanced life.

About Kelly & Company

The Kelly & Company show is part of Accessible Media Inc. AMI is a not-for-profit multimedia organization serving more than 5 million Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility or print restricted.

5 Steps to Lead a More Balanced Life

Leading a balanced life, I believe, is critical to overall health and well-being. In honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month, I shared five steps to increase harmony and balance in our lives.

Surveys show that pandemic-induced anxiety and depression levels increased by 25 percent globally in 2021. It’s vital that we support mental health.

Some mental health aspects are highly vulnerable to environmental influences. The pandemic has certainly levied an unprecedented effect on workers. I’ve adopted five practices that consistently bring a more balanced approach to function at higher levels.

🎙 Listen: Also in May, I visited with Kelly & Company to talk about “Five steps for improved outcomes during National Mental Health Month.”

5 Steps to a Balanced Life

1. Maintain social support

Even in today’s hybrid working environment, staying connected to a network of people, groups, and organizations that are supportive and fun is key to good mental health. This includes friends, neighbors, volunteer opportunities, church, book clubs, support groups, community events, and extended family members.

2. Find an enjoyable hobby

I’ve been fortunate to perform with country star Collin Raye’s band, playing at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry and sharing the stage with Brooks and Dunn, Keith Urban, Diamond Rio, and many others. Not only is music my passion, but I’ve found it’s a necessary outlet for mental balance, and that people benefit by doing hobbies they love.

3. Eat nutritious foods

Experts agree eating plenty of vegetables and fruit, with lean protein and moderate carbohydrates is ideal for most people. Because health begins at the cellular level, good intake naturally results in a good output.

4. Manage demands of the day effectively

Leading a global company can bring high levels of nonstop stress. In my quest to live a life in harmony, a habit of setting clear priorities in the greater context is one secret to regulate personal energy, cope with stress and avoid a multitude of problems.

5. Exercise regularly—and know when to rest

Exercise, as we know, is important for good health. But relaxation and adequate sleep are as important for stress management and overall mental health. Each person must identify their personal sleep needs but getting seven to eight hours of sleep has greatly improved my ability to handle daily challenges.

I shared these thoughts and more in a news release that went out on May 2, 2022.