National SPEAKERS

BRENÉ BROWN, PHD, LMSW

Research Professor, University of Houston School of Social Work 

Subject Matter Expertise: Motivational speaker on topics including the power of vulnerability, daring leadership, and daring classrooms

866-845-9425  |  Speaker's Website  |  TED Talk

 

JESSIE CLOSE

Author of Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness

Subject Matter Expertise: Lived experience with bipolar disorder, who with her sister, Glenn Close, has founded Bring Change to Mind, an organization dedicated to advance awareness about mental illness.

415-814-8846  |  Email  |  Website

 

PETE EARLEY

Author and journalist, formerly with Washington Post

Subject Matter Expertise: Advocate for strong mental health reform he is the authoer of: Crazy; A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness.  Mr. Earley rallies against the troubled mental health system. 

Contact Form  |  Website

 

BARBARA FREDRICKSON, PHD

Director, Postive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab, University of North Carolina

Subject Matter Expertise: Fredrickson is a social psychologist who conducts research in emotions and positive psychology.  She is the author ofPostivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life.

919-843-0091  |  Contact Form  

 

MARIEL HEMINGWAY

Actress and Author

Subject Matter Expertise: Actress and a prolific author regarding healthy lifestyle and a tireless mental health awareness and suicide prevention program advocate.

310-477-0859  |  Contact Form  |  Watch

 

MARYA HORNBACHER

Award-winning journalist and best selling author

Subject Matter Expertise: Marya’s talks about mental illness jump in with a reading from her bestselling memoir Madness: A Bipolar Life, which sets the stage for her story of being nearly beaten by, but ultimately triumphing over, severe and persistent mental illness.

917-232-2680|  marya@maryahornbacher.com  |  Website

 

HON. PATRICK J. KENNEDY

Co-founder, One Mind  |  Former Congressman from Rhode Island

Subject Matter Expertise: Lived experience with mental illness speaks on topics such as: Eliminatingstigma,  making mental health essential health, and research on treatment effectiveness

617-614-1600  |  Speaker's Website

 

ELYN SAKS, JD

Professor of Law & Psychiatry, Univ of Southern California Law School

Subject Matter Expertise: Best-sellingauthor of The Center Cannot Hold, where she shares her journey of the horrors and demons of mental illness through the extraordinary perspective as both expert and sufferer.

1-800-MY-TALENT  |  Speaker's Website  |  TED Talk

 

MARTIN SELIGMAN, PHD

Director, University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center

Subject Matter Expertise: Martin Seligman is known as the founder of the positive psychology movement.  His most current book is: Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being.

215-898-7173|  seligman@psych.upenn.edu  |  Website

 

DAN TOMASULO, PHD

Practicing Psychologist, University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center

Subject Matter Expertise: Speaker about the science and practice of positive psychology

732-758-1122  |  DTomasulo@gmail.com  |  Website  

 

PAUL TOUGH

Writer and speaker

Subject Matter Expertise: Contributing writer to New York Times Magazine, Paul Tough writes extensively about parenting, poverty, educationand politics.  His most recent book isHow Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.

inquiries@paultough.com  |  Website

 

MELBA J.T. VASQUEZ, PHD

Private Practice Psychologist  |  Former President of the American Psychological Association

Subject Matter Expertise: Dr. Vasquez is interested in advancing equity and access to mental health care for underserved populations.

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