Prioritizing your mental health, as well as the health of those around you, is critical in maintaining healthy relationships, increasing well-being in the workplace, and achieving greater happiness both personally and professionally.
Here is a list of the top mental health speakers to consider for your next event that will deliver a memorable speech and presentation to educate and inspire your audience to cope and overcome mental health-related challenges.
These professional mental health and well-being speakers cover a wide range of topics, including depression, anxiety, stress, suicide prevention, positive psychology, emotional intelligence, trauma, addiction recovery, and more.
Shabnam Mogharabi: Entrepreneur, Entertainment Executive & Author
Shabnam Mogharabi is an entertainment entrepreneur, author, and journalist with more than 20 years of experience in media and storytelling. She is a lifelong student of positive psychology and an expert on how to create socially impactful and entertaining content.
M Abeo: Mental Health Advocate & Creator of the Faces of Fortitude Movement
M Abeo (they/them) is a Mental Health Advocate, Speaker, Podcast host, Producer and Photographer + Creator of the Faces of Fortitude movement. The movement began as a project consisting of a series of portraits documenting the healing of those affected by suicide. In just 3 years it has grown into a movement that consists of TEDx and other public speaking events, traveling gallery exhibits, the Face to Faces Podcast, portrait sessions and two upcoming books.
Shola Richards: Founder & CEO, Go Together Global & Best-Selling Author
Shola Richards is a dynamic keynote speaker, the best-selling author of Making Work Work, and Go Together, he’s an in-demand workplace civility expert, and he is a prolific writer with passionate worldwide following. His articles and wildly-popular Monday morning “Go Together Movement” email series have been read by readers in over 160 countries, and his work has been featured on the Today Show, CBS This Morning, Forbes, Black Enterprise, Complete Wellbeing India, and Business Insider Australia.
Kai Kight: Innovative Keynote Speaker & Composer
As a classical violinist turned innovative composer, Kai Kight uses music as a metaphor to inspire individuals and organizations across the world to compose paths of imagination and fulfillment.
Ben Nemtin: Star of MTV’s The Buried Life
Ben has driven countless people to achieve their dreams, as both a helping hand and as an inspiration. These experiences have taught him that articulating and prioritizing your personal goals is not a selfish act—but one that creates a positive ripple effect that inspires others to live their best life.
IN-Q: Award-Winning Poet, Multi-Platinum Songwriter, Best-Selling Author
IN-Q is an award-winning poet, multi-platinum songwriter, keynote speaker, and the best-selling author of Inquire Within.
He was named to Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list of the world’s most influential thought leaders and has worked with countless brands & companies over the years to help them tell their story through collaborative content pieces and story-telling workshops.
Michael Phelps: Most Decorated Olympian of All Time
Michael Phelps competed in his first Olympics at the age of 15, as part of the U.S. men’s swim team. He went on to win medals at the Olympic Summer Games in Athens, Beijing, London and Rio, accumulating a total of 25 medals—21 gold, two silver and two bronze—and setting the record for the most medal wins by any Olympic athlete.
Patrick Kennedy: Former Congressman (D-RI); Founder, The Kennedy Forum; Co-Founder, One Mind
During his 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving Rhode Island’s First Congressional District, Patrick J. Kennedy fought to end discrimination against those with mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases. He is best known as the lead sponsor of the groundbreaking Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Federal Parity Law), which was passed with bi-partisan support and signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 3, 2008.
Alex Sheen: Founder of because I said I would.
Alex Sheen demonstrates the importance of honoring your word by sharing his quest to better humanity and improve the lives of others through promises made and kept.
Lisa Lee: VP of Global Culture and Belonging at DoorDash, Board of Directors for AACRE + GLAAD
Lisa Lee is the Vice President of Global Culture, Belonging, and People Growth at DoorDash, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing on-demand platform for door-to-door delivery. Lisa will oversee Employee Experience, Diversity & Inclusion, and Learning & Development efforts, weaving together these three critical areas to create an interconnected strategy for DoorDash’s employees.