Mental Health During a Pandemic

Bouncing Back and Bouncing Forward – Mental Health During a Pandemic

Bob VandePol from Pine Rest talks about the importance of mental health during a pandemic. How do you lead a company, property, department, or team through what seems to be a never-ending thriller movie when you are burned out?


Bob VanderPol

Bob VanderPol

Executive Director, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Bob VandePol LMSW serves as Executive Director of Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services’ Employee Assistance and Church Assistance programs where he leverages behavioral health expertise to support healthy, productive people and groups.

Prior to joining the Pine Rest team, he was President of Crisis Care Network, helping to lead it from a startup to the world’s largest provider of Critical Incident Response services to the workplace.

Active as a keynote speaker, Mr. VandePol has published and been quoted in business and clinical journals, co-authored book chapters addressing workplace response to tragedy, and has been featured as subject matter expert in numerous video training series.

He managed CCN’s Command Center in Manhattan after the 2001 terrorist attacks and led teams in response to high-profile tragedies including the Boston Marathon bombing; Aurora, Sandy Hook, and Las Vegas shootings; natural disasters, and our nation’s prominent university-based tragedies.

He frequently consults with businesses, universities, schools, and churches regarding how leaders can accelerate organizational recovery following crises.