Innovative Creator of The PostSecret Project & Author
At a glance:Frank Warren is, the most trusted stranger in America. He is the sole creator of the The PostSecret Project, a growing collection of over a million artful secrets mailed to his home from around the world.
Frank Warren is, the most trusted stranger in America. He is the sole creator of the The PostSecret Project, a growing collection of over a million artful secrets mailed to his home from around the world. The PostSecret website has become a phenomenon with over 850 million visits becoming the world’s most read advertisement-free blog. The popularity of the project and its impact has earned Warren recognition as one of the top five influential people on the Internet by Forbes. Warren’s six books have all become New York times bestsellers and his popular TED Talk was called, The Number 1 TED Talk That Holds the Key to Public Speaking Genius, by Inc Magazine. His work has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, USA Today, The New York Times, The Today Show, 20/20 and CNN. Filming live events for a CBS prime-time PostSecret television series will begin in 2022 with an airdate in 2023.
A master story-teller, Warren has shared the transformative power of secrets at universities, major conferences, performing arts centers, and was invited to the White House to present in 2014. At times hilarious and heartbreaking, the secrets reflect complex issues that many of us struggle with: intimacy, trust, meaning, humor, and desire.
Warren has earned the Mental Health Advocacy Lifetime Achievement Award and PostSecret has raised over $1,000,000 for suicide prevention.
It’s an illusion that secrets are walls, they’re bridges, waiting for us to cross, share, and grow.
– Frank Warren
PostSecret and Mental Health: Sharing Secrets, Reducing Stigma, Building CommunityAs a recipient of the Mental Health Advocacy Lifetime Achievement Award, Frank Warren draws upon his experiences as a crisis counselor, author of 6 New York Times Bestselling Books, and Founder of PostSecret to destigmatize mental illness through poignant, powerful and surprisingly laugh-out-loud events at campuses around the world.
This award-winning presentation demonstrates Frank’s commitment to mental health advocacy by covering anxiety, stigma, imposter syndrome, substance abuse, social isolation, self-harm, LGBTQ issues and diversity. This multi-media program will entertain and enrich leaving a lasting impact on campus empathy, openness and community.
Through masterful story-telling and audience interaction, Franks’ authentic, heartwarming and uplifting program leaves students with actionable wellness tools to use on their campus in order to better care for their classmates... and themselves
PostSecret and the Pandemic: Struggles, Successes & StrategiesFrank's all new interactive online presentation reveals our true feelings about how the pandemic has disrupted our lives, while providing evidence-based tools to aid young people as they navigate through this challenging, but temporary crisis.
Community building, reducing stigma, and asking for help are all discussed in response to the rise in anxiety, loneliness, depression and grief.
67% of young people talk with a friend about mental illness before a parent, teacher or professional. One objective of this presentation is to give students the confidence and knowledge to know how to respond when a friend trusts them with their mental health secret.
In addition to sharing the most extraordinary secrets and inspiring PostSecret stories, participants will also learn from new pandemic related postcards that Frank has received from young people and the feelings and experiences they have been confiding on PostSecret social media. We are experiencing the pandemic differently, but we are all going through it together.
The event was AMAZING! It was so impactful and we really brought a lot of students together. It was everything we had imagined and more.
— University of Pittsburg
Frank Warren brings tears of empathy to the crowd at SXSW during his keynote.