"Thank you enormously for your presentation on Friday, 10/6. We greatly appreciated your time and the marvelous knowledge and insights you shared with us.
You gave a most wonderful and engaging presentation indeed. Mental health is such an important topic!
You clearly demonstrated the link between aviation safety and good mental and physical health. We heartily agreed that as a pilot, you have the experience and knowledge to deliver your specialized message for those in the aviation field, namely, that health and safety are connected. Addressing the myths about this connection, such as lack of sleep as an indicator of fortitude or a hard-working attitude, relaxation as an indulgence, or admitting to needing help as stigmatizing or worse, were very useful for us to understand.
By asking your audience to think about what they already knew about themselves, self-assess their needs, and then to make a commitment to incremental change, were all fantastic teaching moments. It was clear that all of us in the audience took your lessons and 'Flight plan - Nav points' to heart.
Thank you for the difference you have made in our personal and professional lives going forward! I hope that as future aviators and leaders, the students will be able to amplify your messages and teach others that maintaining good mental health is an important part of a professional aviation career.