Blake LeVine, MSW helps your organization or event to learn to develop optimism in challenging climates. The goal is to help create a talk that inspires, provides hope, real world lessons and most importantly leave audiences feeling refreshed.
Blake began as a youth meeting celebrities. He is known for personally meeting Mother Teresa, Michael Jackson, The Dalai Lama, 7 United States Presidents, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Mikhail Gorbachev, John Kennedy Jr., The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, B.B. King, Patrick Swayze, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra and over 4,000 others. At age 14, President Clinton invited Blake to personally meet him in The Oval Office. Blake also was engaged live on The Dr. Phil Show. These are just a few of the fascinating details shared in Blake's speeches.
LeVine began his mental health career as a therapist helping families and individuals. Blake oversaw groups working with brain cancer patients, those in the arts, families facing depression, bipolar disorder, addiction and trauma. Many of his patients were from leading corporations including Lehman Brothers, Computer Associates, JP Morgan, Barclays, and large organizations.
Blake wrote and published Beating Bipolar to help teach families and individuals how to live a successful life when facing mental illness. This led to a national tour on camera with noted television therapist Dr. Drew Pinsky. Alongside Dr. Pinsky, LeVine spoke to more than 1,000,000 people on a media tour teaching about these topics. Demi Lovato publicly praised the book and mentioned it on her Facebook page.
Blake has volunteered a large amount of time to help provide free talks for The National Alliance on Mental Illness and The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. The attendance at support groups grew on average 400 percent after his speaking engagements. He has reached families throughout 50 different cities including Napa Valley, Los Angeles, Ft. Lauderdale, San Diego, Mobile, New York, UCLA, Miami. Presently, LeVine continues to travel and speak with upcoming presentations scheduled in San Francisco, New Orleans, Boston and Santa Fe.
In 2016, Blake published the business book The Positive Worker: Developing A Winning Attitude At Work with a goal of helping improving corporate teams. The book teaches about the importance of persistence and moving forward during challenging economic climates. Blake has been talking to companies including Campbell Soup, Atlas Van Lines, Carnival Cruises, Dairy Queen and many other fortune 1000 companies about doing educational corporate talks on this subject.
Blake LeVine has two published books about the be released. The first is titled The Psychology of Adult Coloring sharing about why many of us are so into coloring books. The second is The Depression Diet which teaches about how to handle the issue of depression. It is a fascinating book helping to educate about a very serious topic.
LeVine holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University. A few organizations Blake has worked with include The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, The Salvation Army, Eli Lilly, The National Alliance on Mental Illness and The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. He is the CEO of BipolarOnline.com where he educates and teaches about these topics.