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Sean  Astin
Sean Astin

Actor & Filmmaker

Sean Astin is an actor and director known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Goonies, Rudy and Netflix’s Stranger Things 2. Son of actress Patty Duke, he is an advocate for mental health awareness, civic engagement and more.

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Lonise  Bias
Lonise Bias

Social Services Advocate, Community Activist

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.

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Kathy  Cronkite
Kathy Cronkite

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.

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Jamie  Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis

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.

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Candy  Finnigan
Candy Finnigan

Interventionist on the A&E Series Intervention

“The Face of Recovery” on the award-winning A&E series Intervention, Candy Finnigan is a nationally recognized addiction specialist and interventionist who has been involved in the recovery business for 25 years.

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Louis   Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr.

Award-Winning Actor & Activist

Oscar winner Gossett, best known for roles in Roots and An Officer and a Gentleman, founded the the Eracism Foundation to fight racism, ignorance, and social apathy.

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Sheila  Hamilton
Sheila Hamilton

Five-Time Emmy Award-Winning Journalist

Sheila Hamilton is an award-winning journalist and the host of Portland’s #1 radio program, Kink.fm. Her book, All the Things We Never Knew is at the top of Amazon's new releases in mental health and suicide.

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Chris  Herren
Chris Herren

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.

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