Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan & Terryberry Partner Webinar – Men’s Mental Health Month – Using the be nice. Action Plan


11/20 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Why do we single out men’s mental health? A few reasons: 70 percent of deaths by suicide are men, over 6 million men suffer from depression each year, male depression often goes undiagnosed, and other intricacies.

In this course, we will hear from Eric Hipple, former Detroit Lion Quarterback and suicide survivor, about empowering mental health in the workplace, using the be nice. action plan, recovery and resilience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand that men’s mental health is a community conversation.
  • Participants will be able to identify signs and symptoms typical to men when it comes to mental health and how to apply this in the workplace.
  • Participants will learn a 4-step action plan for suicide prevention, be nice.
  • Participants will understand how to empower mental health with the be nice. action plan within their organizations.


Christy Buck
Executive Director
Founder of be nice.

With more than 36 years of experience in the mental health field, Christy’s passion for transforming and saving lives through mental health education led her to develop two mental health and suicide prevention programs – be nice. and be nice. extension (formerly Live Laugh Love).

Since 2006, she and her staff have passionately presented to over 300,000 people in West Michigan on mental health awareness, bullying, and suicide prevention. She has been the keynote speaker at many events and regularly delivers speaking engagements to community and business groups on mental health awareness.

Christy’s determination to make mental health a part of the conversation has led to her involvement with numerous community organizations and coalitions along with becoming a certified instructor for QPR and Mental Health First Aid, for which she has been recognized as one of the Top 100 instructors in the country.

Christy has been awarded wonderful honors for her work including the American Red Cross Hometown Hero Award, 50 Most Influential Women In West Michigan, Daughters of the American Revolution Women In History Award, and most recently awarded the Legacy of Brilliance Award.

Of all of her accomplishments, her family brings her the most joy. She earned the title of yiayia two years ago and now has three beautiful grandchildren, and is the proud mom of Demetrios, Katerina, and Isabella with her hubby Tim.

Christy protects her mental health by dominating in trivia every Wednesday night with her friends and spending time at her second home in Manistee, Michigan. She is a proud graduate of Michigan State University (Go Green!) and is a devoted member of the Greek Orthodox Church. email:

Eric Hipple
Former Detroit Lions Quarterback

Eric, Former Detroit Lions Quarterback, is a long-time be nice. Ambassador. Eric is a survivor of his son’s suicide and has experienced mental health challenges himself – he relates his experiences in an empowering way, challenging us all to be nice.!

Qualifies for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits.


HR Certification Institute’s® ( official seal confirms that Terryberry meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®. This program has been approved for 1 (HR (General)) recertification credit hour toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Terryberry is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.