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APB offers a wide collection of mental health and substance use 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 Use Disorders

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-after speaker on topics such as mental health, healthcare and many other...

Academy Award-Winning Actor & Social Activist

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 knowledgeable and engaged citizenry in...

Award-Winning Actor of Arrested Development, The Hangover & Transparent

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

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.

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 is also a dedicated cancer...

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.

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 Founder of the Eracism Foundation...

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.

Former NFL Player, Mental & Behavioral Health Advocate

Ryan David Leaf is an advocate for those struggling with mental and behavioral health issues and encourages audiences to transform the way we think about mental health issues and addiction. The strong presence Ryan holds in a room is not just due...

Actress, Film Director & Screenwriter

Lori was most recently seen in the role of "Lolly" in the Netflix hit Orange is the New Black and had a major presence in the most recent season after appearing in the previous two seasons.

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.

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.

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. Feherty's success extends beyond...

Broadcaster & Bestselling Author

Pat O’Brien is probably best known for his work as a sportscaster with CBS and NBC as well as anchor and host of Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight and the Insider. Now, more than 7 years sober, he counsels and helps...

Hip-Hop Artist & Actor

LL COOL J is an entertainer who has succeeded in crossing into all mediums of entertainment. Already a talented actor currently starring in NCIS: Los Angeles, two-time Grammy Award winner and NAACP Image Award winner, LL continues to...

News Anchor & Alcohol Recovery Advocate

News anchor and speaker Laurie Dhue shares her experience with alcoholism to inspire audiences to overcome substance abuse.

Chairman, Special Olympics

Tim Shriver is a social leader, an educator, author, film producer, and entrepreneur. He is the Chairman of Special Olympics, and in that capacity he serves with over 4.4 million Special Olympics athletes and their families in 170 countries.

Wife of Grammy Hall Of Fame & Award-Winning Music Artist Glen Campbell

The wife of country/pop artist Glen Campbell, is a Co-founder of the I’ll Be Me Alzheimer’s Fund. In 2011, when Glen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Kim stood by her husband through the tumultuous sea of adversity that accompanies this...

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.

Actor & Filmmaker

Sean Astin is an American film actor, director, voice artist and producer, best known for his film roles as Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies and the title character of Rudy. Son of...

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