Topic : Mental Health Advocacy in Everyday Life
Whether you're a C-suite executive or a stay-at-home mom, everyone exercises a level of leadership, authority, and influence in the lives of others. Facilitating mentally healthy conversations and practices shouldn't be left to clinicians and counselors - everyday people like you and me are constantly presented with the opportunity to support others, and ourselves, in mental wellness. During this talk, you'll learn how to integrate these principles into your daily routine and catalyze a ripple effect that will pay dividends for years to come.
Keynote Speaker: Johnny Crowder with Cope Notes
Johnny Crowder is a 28-year-old suicide/abuse survivor, TEDx speaker, touring musician, mental health and sobriety advocate, and the Founder & CEO of Cope Notes, a text-based mental health platform that provides daily support to users in nearly 100 countries across the globe. With 10 years of clinical treatment, a psychology degree from UCF, and a full decade of peer support and advocacy through the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) under his belt, Johnny’s youthful vigor for the topic of mental health is unmatched. Whether speaking at events or touring with his band, Johnny’s infectious positivity and firsthand experience with mental illness (ranging from bipolar disorder and OCD to schizophrenia) uniquely equip him to provide realistic, yet hopeful insight into the pains of hardship with authenticity, levity, and wit.