Helping Students and Young Professionals Make Mental Health A Priority
As a speaker at universities, high schools, and companies across the country, my goal is to educate audiences on the importance of mental health and inspire action to make it a priority. Mental health is relevant no matter who you are or what your background is. Through personal story sharing, education, and training, audiences will learn why mental health is important, how to make it a priority in their personal life, how to support those around us, and learn language to normalize the conversation in effort to continue to break the stigma. Our personal backgrounds and differences don’t one-up the fact that all of us have a mind. Now what we do with that mind is critically important in this life. I love working with people to ensure that mental health is a priority!
Whether you’re at a university, high school, non-profit, or corporation, there is a good chance of finding a program that will suit your needs. Mental health is relevant at all stages of life, though there are different aspects to consider given each situation. Common themes you can expect from my engagements are the laser-focused approach on normalizing mental health, vulnerability, storytelling on my personal mental health challenges, and addressing how we can position ourselves to effectively handle life transitions. Other broad scale topics I speak on are my faith, mental health in the workplace, experience at treatment centers, and discussing specific mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. What I take most seriously is working personally with each event coordinator and host to understand the needs of the audience and customize an engagement for that purpose!