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Massachusetts: Meet Minding Your Mind!
November 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
LISTEN to the experience of young adult speakers and others who are living fulfilling lives after being impacted by a mental health issue. LEARN how to bring these lessons to your schools and communities. LEAVE inspired to change the conversation around mental health.
Please join us for an evening of introduction and Minding Your Mind young adult speakers. This is an ideal opportunity for you, your friends, and your colleagues to learn more about Minding Your Mind and understand how to bring us to your schools and communities.
Panel Participants (click the arrow for full bio):
Ken Lambert, who, along with his wife Danielle, founded Keep Sound Minds in 2008 to honor their young children and sister-in-law who lost their lives in an unimaginable incident on a Massachusetts highway. Their mission is to increase awareness about the importance of mental health education. Lambert has been named to the Massachusetts Advisory Board for Minding Your Mind.
Jon Mattleman, MS, mental health advocate & speaker
Jon Mattleman has spoken to thousands of youth, parents, and professionals in New England, as well as appearing on numerous radio and television shows lending his expertise on depression, suicide, teens, parenting, and the emotional impact of the Internet.
Carl Antisell, Minding Your Mind speaker
At a young age, Carl felt shame and pain as a result of his ongoing battle with anxiety and depression. He used alcohol as a negative coping skill, which eventually spun out of control into opioids, then heroin. In his recovery process, he has learned healthy, effective ways to handle his emotions. Carl believes that the feelings he struggles with are faced by young people everywhere and shares his story to help lessen the stigma surrounding mental health issues and substance abuse disorder. Read more…
Drew Bergman, Minding Your Mind speaker
Drew’s early teenage years were filled with tremendous sadness resulting from a severe case of depression. Drew began to self-harm, eventually leading to two suicide attempts. Today, Drew is a successful full-time college student and public speaker, sharing with others that they are not alone in facing their struggles and that recovery is indeed possible. Read more…
Ali Warren Rothrock, Minding Your Mind speaker
At sixteen, Ali became a volunteer firefighter and experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, and years of bullying at the hands of her fellow firefighters. Ali developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that kept her stuck in the past and kept her from engaging in life. Through working with a wonderful therapist and the love and support of family and friends, Ali learned how to take her life back and live it freely. Ali was able to re-identify herself as a victor instead of a victim and loves helping people do the same. Read more…