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Save the Teens
Discovering depression and substance abuse among our teens and how to save them
  

Carolyn Zahnow shares the story of the death of her teen son, Cameron, by suicide, in an effort to save others. As mother and mental health activist, who knows loss first hand, Carolyn shares her research on the issues surrounding teen suicide; depression, drug abuse (meth and others), bullying, and rehabilitation. She encourages parents and others to use this information to let teens know they...

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Travels From: Raleigh, NC
Fee Range: $1,000 - $2,500

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Mental Health Oppression and Changes to the Affordable Care Act
Helping Our Oppressed Clients Get The Mental Health Treatment That They Need
  

With the Affordable Care Act (aka Obama Care), clients who made too much for Medicaid and not enough to purchase medical insurance, were finally able to receive treatment for mental health issues. Now that we have an new Administration that is pushing forward with changes to the Affordable Care Act, many of the clients that were receiving treatment will be in a position where they may no long...

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Travels From: Silver Spring, MD
Fee Range: $1,000 - $2,500

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Reframing Workplace Mental Health
“The last great stigma is the stigma of mental illness.” - Tipper Gore
  

It is estimated that about one in five Americans will experience a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. It is extremely likely you will encounter someone in your workplace who lives with a diagnosed mental disorder. In addition, you will encounter others who are experiencing distress, facing a mental health challenge, or struggling with substance use issues and yet these concerned are ...

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Travels From: Milwaukee, WI
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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Mental health in America
Destigmatize Mental health
  

130 days on average for a veteran to get mental health care from the VA. University counseling centers have longer waits than ever to get students help. Cultural barriers prevent acknowledgement of mental health issues. Social stigma rules the roost when it comes to getting help for mental issues today. 1 in 5 Americans meet the criteria for mental health diagnosis, yet only 1 in 4 of those ...

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Travels From: Austin, TX
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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Life is a Death Dyfing Act
Preventing Suicide by speaking truth to the power of depression, and thoughts of suicide on behalf of those powerless in its grip and their loved ones
  

The goal of my Suicide Prevention keynote, is to give people permission to say the words depression, bipolar, and suicide out loud, without recrimination, and to create a common pool of knowledge surrounding depression and suicide, in which those who suffer, and those who love them, can swim. To do as comedians everywhere do, speak truth to power, on behalf of the powerless. In this case, speak...

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Travels From: Eugene, OR
Fee Range: $5,000 - $7,500

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Calling All Stressed Out Professionals
How to Avoid Burnout, Live with more Joy, and Grow Your Bottom Line in the Process
  

Did you know that the same traits that allow high achievers to be trail blazers and game changers are the same traits that can actually hold them back and even cause depression and anxiety, if not addressed? In this one of a kind interactive workshop, attendees learn about how to focus on their strengths as a high achiever while not allowing those same traits to become their Kryptonite. Addition...

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Travels From: Chicago, IL
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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USING your Brain
An instructional manual for your greatest asset
  

Knowing how your brain works, and doesn't work, in certain situations will help you to be happy and gain balance in your life.

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Travels From: Tucson, AZ
Fee Range: Varies

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Transforming Stigma into Strength™
It's all in how you see it...
  

* Mike’s story of how his anger, depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder were both INDISPENSABLE and BENEFICIAL to a successful music career. * A fresh way of looking at stigma & funding (they go hand in hand). Designed for adults and professionals in the workplace. * The Stigma Cycle™: “Stigma starts with shame. Shame leads to silence. Silence leads to self-destructive...

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Travels From: New York City, NY
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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She Has a Big 'But'!
Get Past Your Excuses & Realize Your Dreams
  

Do YOU have a big 'but'? Do you have an excuse to fail? In this motivational presentation, Jean shares personal stories of women, including herself, who moved past their own big 'buts' in order to realize success. Using humor and her "big red bowl of fear," she encourages others to get past their own excuses to fail and to realize their dreams. Jean's programs are interactive and tailored spec...

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Travels From: Burlington, NC
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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“The Purple Pen.”
How America has changed politically over the last 100 years.
  

Political Correctness-How did it begin and why has it invaded America to the point were we need to consult two lawyers before we speak or act. How it has invaded our educational system and is creating a generation of potential losers by not teaching students how to turn around failures. Is Political Correctness destroying American culture and values, as we know them? Based on my book “Whe...

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Travels From: West Palm Beach, FL
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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