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Celebrate World Mental Health Day With Advice From APB Speaker Mike Veny

05 Oct 2023

Celebrate World Mental Health Day With Advice From APB Speaker Mike Veny

On Oct. 10th, APB is honored to celebrate World Mental Health Day. The goal of this annual event is to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health around the globe.

One of the experts on mental health is our own APB Speaker Mike Veny. He is fiercely committed to empowering people to discover the gift of emotional wellness so they can accelerate personal and professional growth. He has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in the healthcare industry for his work with patient advocacy.

Determined to overcome a lifetime of serious mental health challenges, Veny’s career began as a professional drummer and evolved into becoming a changemaker in the workplace wellness industry.

If you are looking for a proven speaker who can transform your attendees through addressing mental health, team building and wellbeing, then Mike is your man.

In addition to being a world-class keynote speaker, he’s a corporate drumming event facilitator for team building, podcast host and the author of several books, including the bestselling Transforming Stigma: How to Become a Mental Wellness Superhero. His expertise and life experience have been featured on ABC, NBC and CBS News.

As part of World Mental Health Day, we’re highlighting Mike and some of our favorite quotes and advice from him. Enjoy!

  • “In my early adulthood, I felt ashamed because of my mental health challenges and just wanted them to go away. I became suicidal once again before I decided to get professional help, commit to therapy for the rest of my life, and realize my mental health challenges weren’t a liability but an asset that has helped me become stronger and a changemaker in the world.”
  • “It’s a process, not a destination. It’s not about getting better overnight. It’s about just learning about yourself in small steps and being OK with that.”
  • "Emotional wellness is the foundation of emotional intelligence and a core component of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion." 
  • ”Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.”
  • “You have to take care of yourself in order to be at your best. This is the foundation for helping yourself and others.”
  • “You are a true leader when you help your team become more successful. Remember, leadership is not about you. It’s about all the people you serve.”
  • “Don’t be intimidated by life’s challenges. Run towards them and conquer them with the knowledge that no one has broken you beyond repair.”

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