Mental Health Speakers

March 15, 2016
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, every year 46 million Americans deal with mental illness. Only 41% get help. This shows a stigma still exists around the topic of Mental Health. Events play a huge part in bringing people together for open discussions that help in breaking that stigma.

Organizations are also looking to play their part. That same study found serious mental illness costs America $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year. The long-term mental wellbeing of team members is crucial to long term success.

Now is the time to lock in some speakers for your Mental Health event marking the occasion. In this blog, we’re highlighting some of our most requested & thought-leading Mental Health speakers: GSA-Divider

Invisible Wounds of Mental Health

For many, mental health is a reality of their life and profession. From members of the military to first respondents, to public service members, journalists and more. Sadly, many lives have been lost due to suicide. How can we develop better peer support systems to prevent these tragedies?

Bearing witness to the horrors of genocide, and an international community’s disregard for humanity, General Dallaire was grievously injured with post-traumatic stress disorder, resulting in his medical release from the military in 2000. Since then, he has tirelessly worked to raise awareness about mental health issues and PTSD.

In his ‘Mental Health & Invisible Wounds‘ presentation, Dallaire makes clear how the challenges around mental illness affect us all. As mental health wounds are not always visible, Dallaire speaks passionately about how much more needs to be done so that those suffering in silence can not just survive, but thrive. Listen Dallaire discuss mental health talk on Global News Radio:

[Request Dallaire’s as a speaker for your mental health event]

 

A Picture & Mental Health

It only takes a moment for a life to drastically change direction far beyond imagination. In one of history’s most iconic photos, Kim Phuc was photographed at age 9 running down the road naked, screaming from the burns to her skin after a South Vietnamese napalm attack. It became the image that symbolized the failures of the Vietnamese War.

After experiencing unimaginable horrors, Kim faced a myriad of emotions: bitterness, anger, sorrow, and love. She was a victim on two levels, the physical and a much more painful level: the emotional. Grappling with a myriad of emotions in the years following, her experience around mental health was one like no other.  

In her ‘Overcoming Adversity with Inner Strength‘ presentation, Kim shares the step-by-step process on how she learned to forgive. How the inner strength she had helped transform her destiny from darkness to light.

[Request Phuc as a speaker for your mental health event]

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A full list of our Mental Health speakers can be found here.

To find out more about how these speakers can inspire your audience, request a mental health speaker: