Mental Health Speakers

One out of five Americans will suffer from a mental health condition during their lifetime. Most of these will go untreated due to lack of access to services, lack of insurance, or shame.  Sharing their personal stories and expertise, these mental health speakers are working to end the stigma associated with mental health and addiction. Through compassion and insight, they are raising awareness of self injury, suicide, and body image issues. Their mission is to provide the language and skills needed to ask for help with depression, anxiety, and other health challenges.

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Jamie Tworkowski

Founder, To Write Love On Her Arms and Author of “If You Feel Too Much”

Jan Broberg

Subject of Netflix documentary “Abducted in Plain Sight”

John Moe

Author and Host of “The Hilarious World of Depression”

Lux Alptraum

Author, “Faking It: The Lies Women Tell About Sex – And The Truths They Reveal”

Michael Arceneaux

Author of “I Don’t Want To Die Poor” and “I Can’t Date Jesus”

Mykki Blanco

Transgender Activist, Rapper, and Performance Artist
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Parker Molloy

Senior Editor at Media Matters for America and Upworthy

Sara Benincasa

Mental Health Writer and Author of “Agorafabulous” and “Real Artists Have Day Jobs”
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Zach Barack

First Transgender Actor in the Marvel universe