National mental health speaker Mike Veny will be the keynote speaker at the NAMI Louisiana Conference at 9:30 am on April 8, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. NAMI Louisiana is the state chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
The one-day event will feature speakers, workshops, and vendors that support mental health education and advocacy.
Veny will be delivering his popular, “Transforming Stigma into Strength,” presentation. His process for changing the stigma surrounding mental health came from personal experience.
He was hospitalized in psychiatric facilities three times during his childhood, expelled from three schools, self-harmed, and attempted suicide, and was eventually put into special education classes in school because of his behavior and emotional outbursts. As an adult, he has had a successful career as a drummer, speaker, and entrepreneur, despite the fact that he struggles with depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
In 2015, he a delivered TEDx Talk where he discussed how mental health challenges have use and value. His perspective is much different than the traditional view, in which people see the subject of mental health as a taboo topic. New developments in treatments, education, advocacy, and marketing have slowly begun to make the issue of mental health a more normal conversation.
Veny travels around the country speaking about mental health on a regular basis. His advocacy work has been featured on ABC, NBC, and CBS news. He is a popular mental health keynote speaker at conferences, colleges, and schools. His high energy, friendly demeanor and genuine personality keep listeners engaged and open to understanding more about this complicated subject.
Above all, Mike believes that hope and recovery are possible for anyone who is willing and able to be brutally honest with themselves. Being brutally honest with yourself, he admits, is hard to do. “Transforming stigma,” says Veny, “starts with you.”
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/IJJCy6uyxQ4
Company Name: Transforming Stigma into Strength
Contact Person: Mike Veny
Phone: (516) 476-3778
City: BATON ROUGE
Country: United States