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Finding the Perfect Speaker for Your October Mental Health Event

04 Apr 2016

As 2016 continues, let our agents at the American Program Bureau help you find the perfect speaker for your upcoming event for National Recovery, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse awareness month. In addition to the last six speakers we featured on our blog, here are six more.

Kathy Cronkite is a renowned writer and journalist living with clinical depression. In her keynote speeches, she shares insight from her book On the Edge of Darkness and delivers the clear message that in order to combat stigma, we must accept depression as the medical condition it is.

Joe Pantoliano is an Emmy-winning actor and film producer whose acting career helped him face his own clinical depression and his childhood growing up with a mother who was bipolar. With courage, humor, and compassion, he shares his experiences that have fueled his craft and creativity.

Richard Dreyfuss an Academy Award-winning actor who almost lost it all to drug addiction. He inspires audiences with his candid story of hitting rock bottom, entering rehab, and making one of Hollywood’s most incredible comebacks. His talks are challenging, inspirational, and stimulating.

William Cope Moyers is the vice president of public affairs and community relations at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation who has committed himself to helping audiences understand the power of addiction and the promise and possibility of recovery.

Lou Gossett, Jr. is a sought-after Academy Award-winning actor and activist whose success didn’t come without setbacks. After battling a longtime drug and alcohol addiction, he checked into rehab and has been clean for over a decade. He charismatically shares his stories with audiences nationwide.

Dr. David Satcher was the 16th U.S. Surgeon General who published groundbreaking reports like “Closing the Gap: A National Blueprint to Improve the Health of Persons with Mental Health Retardation.” He encourages dialogue surrounding mental illness and suicide prevention with audiences.