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I Will Intervene Challenge
Turning the tide on Suicide
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Since 2012 Ken has trained more than 7,000 community members across the country in the I Will Intervene Challenge. Available in one and two day formats, the challenge offers training in suicide intervention and mental health first aid. Organizations trained have included 101st Airborne at Ft Campbell, Military Intelligence Command, Army Medical Command, Divisions and Brigades in the US ARMY RESERV...

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Travels From: Atlanta, GA
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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Mental health in America
Destigmatize Mental health
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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
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Coming around the Curve
Points of Difference Powers to Success
  

How many consider difference an obstacle? What if we saw it as a gift? In this talk youth will see the ways the being on the outside can serve as a pathway to strengthen the inside and then reach out to others. Ms, Kahn at age 12 was diagnosed with scoliosis a disease that effects a curvature of the spine. Three years later as she was about to enter her high school she had an operation to reduce t...

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Travels From: Los Angeles, CA
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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
How to turn your mental health problems inside out.
  

Three years ago I had SEVERE DEPRESSION, diabetes, severe spinal stenosis and memory problems. I was taken to the hospital by ambulance and I needed 12 shock treatments. Since then I've taken 36 weeks of recovery classes and at 70 my goal in life is to help others who are where I was. My background is 40 years in TV sports as a reporter and sports photographer. I've covered three Super Bowls, the ...

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Travels From: Minneapolis, MN
Fee Range: $1,000 - $2,500

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Bipolar Disorder: Living A Full Life With A Mental Illness
How Blake LeVine Survived Bipolar and Has Educated Millions About Mental Health
  

Blake LeVine, MSW has led a remarkable life. This talk shares his amazing life story. It focuses on his tough childhood. It then speaks about his experience as the world's most famous autograph collector. At 14, Blake was invited into The White House to meet President Bill Clinton. His first book was published at age 15. He then became very ill with bipolar disorder. He was place in 5 psychiatr...

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Travels From: Miami, FL
Fee Range: Open

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Yes I can read, write, publish, and sell a book
How to write, self-publish, and promote your book
  

“Yes, I can read, write, publish and sell a book” By published authors: Swiyyah, A Baynews9’s Everyday Hero and Mr. Dederick Woodard Swiyyah is a Baynews9 Everyday Hero, a Black girls rock winner, a published award winning author, and an inspirational speaker. Mr. Dederick Woodard, is a published author and a motivational speaker/facilitator, who has completed over 350 successful work...

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Travels From: Saint Petersburg, FL
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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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PTSD and Suicide
How Can We Stop This Trend?
  

Moscow Marine hand-chosen by President Reagan experienced direct contact with terrorists and battled PTSD as well as depression tells the story of how to overcome and win the day to day battle.

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Travels From: Atlanta, GA
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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Design Your Own Program
Customize a Keynote Presentation or Interactive Workshop
  

Please contact val@valeriegroth.com to discuss a customizable keynote presentation and/or interactive workshop that will fit the needs and goals of your organization.

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Travels From: Chicago, IL
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Gaining control of your life by battling adversities
The focus is on empowerment and resilience to remove obstacles
  

This presentation is focused on two key objectives – empowerment and resilience. The presentation focuses on empowering oneself to face life’s difficult challenges, and, overcoming obstacles to gain control of your life. This is a very effective presentation for all audience. They see a person who suffered from a devastating long term mental health disability triggered by bullying based on cul...

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Travels From: Minneapolis, MN
Fee Range: $500 - $1,000

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