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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

Former US Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind for Research & Founder, Kennedy Forum

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 and is a sought-...

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...

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...

Former NBA Player / Addiction Recovery Advocate

A hometown basketball legend, Chris Herren realized his dream of playing for the Celtics only to lose it all to addiction. He shares his story in Basketball Junkie & the ESPN documentary Unguarded...

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.

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.

Actor & Activist

A prolific actor of stage and screen, Rob Lowe is known for his roles in The Outsiders, St. Elmo's Fire, Wayne's World, The West Wing, and, most recently, Parks and Recreation. He...

Academy Award-Winning Actress

A young Oscar winner for her role in The Miracle Worker, Duke stunned the world when she shared her story of living with bipolar disorder in her best-selling book, A Brilliant Madness. Now an outspoken...

Award-Winning Actor 'Arrested Development' & 'The Hangover'

A veteran of film, television, and the Broadway stage, Jeffrey Tambor is one of the most iconic and respected character actors of his generation. He has appeared in The Larry Sanders Show, Arrested...

Mental Health Advocate

Speaker Jennifer Ayers-Moore is sister to Nathaniel Ayers, the subject of The Soloist. She is an outspoken advocate for the artistically gifted mentally ill.

Golf Commentator for CBS Sports

Feherty enjoyed a very successful career as a professional golfer, with 10 victories worldwide and over $3 million in prize money. In 1997, he retired to take a position as a golf commentator for CBS Sports....

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.

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.

Authors & Substance Abuse Advocates

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. His father, journalist David Sheff authored ...

Counselor & Stand-Up Comic

David Granirer is a counselor & stand-up comic. A pioneer in the use of humor to increase wellness, reduce stress, and cope with change, he also taught stand-up comedy to recovering drug addicts & cancer...

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.

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...

Grammy-Winning Artist

A music legend instrumental in defining the Motown sound, Grammy-winner Robinson writes and records the soundtrack to our lives. Not only passionate about music, he is also passionately involved in social causes and...

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...

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