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Mental Health & Substance Abuse

APB offers a wide collection of mental health and substance abuse speakers who address issues ranging from depression to addiction. Whether they are survivors sharing their past experiences or fighters discussing their ongoing battle, APB's speakers on mental health and substance abuse move and educate audiences with personal and inspirational keynotes.

Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Interventionist on the A&E Series Intervention

Known as “The Face of Recovery” on the Emmy Award-winning, critically acclaimed A&E series Intervention, Candy Finnigan is a nationally recognized addiction specialist and interventionist who has been...

Former US Representative & Mental Health Advocate

Patrick Kennedy was a Representative from Rhode Island to the United States House of Representatives from 1994-2010. He now works as a mental health advocate.

Former NBA Referee & Recovering Gambling Addict

A former, successful NBA referee, Donaghy draws from his own experience with gambling addiction to encourage others to learn from his failures.

New York Times Best-Selling Author

A New York Times bestselling author, Burroughs is known for his thoughtful, honest, and often hilarious memoirs. In his popular Dry, which has become a contemporary staple of recovery literature, he...

Legendary Folk Singer & Activist

Following her son's suicide, iconic singer Judy Collins survived her grief through her passion for words and music. Today, she shares her moving experience with all audiences.

Emmy Award-Winning Actor & Film Producer

Award-winning actor Joe Pantoliano has made it his mission to put a face on the issue of mental health. He works to "stomp the stigma" associated with brain disease, and offers hope to those affected.

Author & Recovering Addict

In a voice that is raw and honest, speaker Nic Sheff spares no detail in telling the compelling true story of his relapse into and road to recovery from drug addiction.

Author of Beautiful Boy

Journalist David Sheff authored Beautiful Boy, a New York Times bestseller. In it, he tells the story of his struggle to help his son Nic overcome a meth addiction.

Actor, Motivator & Author

Christopher Kennedy Lawford knows what it's like to both live at the top of the world and to hit rock bottom. He conveys a powerful message that addresses the perils of addiction in today's society.

Substance Abuse Advocate

Speaker Koren Zailckas authored Smashed, a riveting account of her alcohol abuse as a teen. She probes the national culture of addiction and recovery in her keynotes.

Award-Winning Actor & Activist

As one of the most sought after veteran actors, Oscar winner Gossett has reached the heights of success. His unique talent for portraying powerful and charismatic characters has charmed audiences worldwide. As...

Mental Health Advocate

After battling depression for years, Kathy Cronkite now fights the stigma attached to mental illness by educating people about depression and on how to get help.

Grammy Award-Winning Artist

The daughter of beloved entertainer Nat King Cole, speaker Natalie Cole has built a phenomenally successful singing career spanning 30 years.

Broadway Star

Arguably one of the greatest voices of the new millennium, Holliday gives concerts throughout the world and performs with many symphonies across the country. Having lived with depression for over ten years, she found...

Award-Winning Actress & Best-Selling Author

Speaker Jamie Lee Curtis has demonstrated her versatility as an actress with roles in such films as Halloween. She is also the author of eight children's books.

Academy Award-Winning Actor

Oscar winner Dreyfuss has taught at Oxford, studied a wide range of subjects from history to politics, and is a driving force in the movement to bring civics back into the classrooms as well as creating a...

Best-Selling Author

Author of the incendiary New York Times best-selling memoir All Souls and the companion bestseller Easter Rising, MacDonald shares his remarkable story of survival and redemption while examining...

Psychiatrist, Media Consultant & Author

A veteran of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Poussaint is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School who is renowned as an expert and educated crusader for the African American family within our multicultural...

Substance Abuse Prevention Advocate

A vibrant community activist, Lonise Bias has turned the losses of her two sons (including basketball star Len Bias) into a calling to help remedy the social ills of today.

Activist & Philanthropist

Wife of actor Chris Rock, speaker Malaak Compton-Rock is founder of the Angel Rock Project dedicated to volunteerism and philanthropy.

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