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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
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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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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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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Don't Call Me Crazy!
University Lecturer
  

Swiyyah will provide her story of being misdiagnosed with “Paranoid Schizophrenia.” During her presentation she will expose techniques that were utilized to encourage her to receive treatment. Techniques such as: • Learning the warning signs of mental illness • Learning about community resources • Learning about the value of a dream • Learning how to avoid arguments and stress ...

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Travels From: Saint Petersburg, FL
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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