I will be speaking on:
Understanding and Identifying Mental Health Issues
Lonely and Isolated Kids: The New Crisis for Gen Z and Gen Alpha
“We live in a disconnected connected world.” This statement was true even before 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic. We have hundreds if not thousands of “followers” or “friends” without being truly seen by anyone. In a recent study, 46% of the participants indicated that they were moderately to significantly lonely. "Lonely and Isolated Kids: The New Crisis for Gen Z and Gen Alpha" will explore the complexities of loneliness and isolation and how it is affecting a new generation in unprecedented ways.
Dr. Mark Mayfield is an author, speaker, leadership coach, counselor, and professor. He has extensive experience in executive leadership as former founder and CEO of Mayfield Counseling Centers a 501c3 non-profit in Colorado Springs which serves over 25,000 appointments a year. Dr. Mayfield is an executive leadership coach, helping churches and organizations navigate the complexities of their mental and emotional health. Clinically, Dr. Mayfield is an expert in working with families affected by trauma. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at CCU and also partners with the AACC as the Director of Practice and Ministry Development and Editor of Marriage & Family: A Christian Journal.
Dr. Mayfield is the author of three books, “HELP! My Teen is Self-Injuring: A Crisis Manual for Parents” which addresses his own suicide survival story, and provides practical tools to help your child who may be struggling, “The Path Out of Loneliness: Finding and Fostering Connection to God, Ourselves and One Another”, and “The Path To Wholeness: Managing Emotions, Finding Healing, and Becoming Our Best Selves” (releases May 2023).
He has been featured in prominent media outlets including Woman’s Day, Hello Giggles, NBC, Reader’s Digest, Byrdie, and more. Dr. Mayfield is on a list of mental health professionals that was invited to the White House in December 2019 and has had periodic calls with the White House to discuss mental health in America.
Dr. Mayfield is currently working on research in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Veterans, and in Social Justice and the church. Dr. Mayfield lives in Texas with his wife of 15 years and their three children.
You can follow Dr. Mayfield on Instagram @thedrmayfield, on Facebook @thedrmayfield or on his website www.drmayfield.com. Email Dr. Mayfield and ask about his new venture, the Mayfield Leadership Collective!