Jordan

Jordan is a public speaker who discusses the mental health issues and disorders that affect so many of us. He is a survivor of a suicide attempt during his senior year in high school and shares his powerful story of fighting depression and finding recovery.

Jordan has been with Minding Your Mind since 2008 and holds the distinction of being our first young adult speaker. He is a survivor of a suicide attempt during his senior year in high school. Jordan speaks on  mental health and suicide, sharing his powerful story of fighting depression and finding recovery. In 2008 he addressed a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill and in 2013 he was invited to the White House for the National Conference on Mental Health, hosted by President Obama and Vice President Biden. Jordan has received numerous accolades for his work in mental health advocacy and has been profiled by Sports IllustratedPEOPLE Magazine and USA Today. His piece, “Unbreakable,” for ESPN’s E:60 was nominated for an Emmy, and Jordan was interviewed by Anderson Cooper for the 2018 CNN special, “Finding Hope: Battling America’s Suicide Crisis.”

Jordan recently wrote a letter to his 18-year-old self. It included this message that he now shares with thousands of students every year, “Please just live for today because I promise tomorrow, and each day after, will get a little better.” His presentation is meant to inspire, educate and allow others to know they’re not alone.

Jordan is based in Philadelphia, PA. In-person speaking engagements beyond 90 miles may require a fee for travel expenses.

Meet Jordan

“Jordan did an amazing job relaying his story to our students and connecting with them. He held their attention and allowed us as counselors to have many follow up conversations regarding the topics he discussed.”

– Lumberton Middle School (NJ)

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