Channeling Your Passions for Good
Through a heavily-illustrated presentation using both still photography and video, Tipper shows how her passion for visual communication evolved into a powerful tool for both personal expression and advocacy for important causes.
Challenges of Mental Healthcare
Tipper relates how her personal experiences inspired her life-long journey as a champion for those suffering from mental disorders. She continues to work toward removing the stigma, and helps guide the audience to an understanding that mental health is simply one aspect of our total health rather than a separate disorder.
Hands-On Public Servant
A pioneer from the beginning, Tipper chaired the Congressional Wives Task Force and helped draw attention to the issue of violence in the media and its effects upon children. As Special Advisor to the Interagency Council on the Homeless, Tipper worked continuously to raise public awareness of homeless issues. She experienced great success with her efforts as Co-founder and Chair of Families for the Homeless, a non-partisan partnership of families. In her role as Mental Health Policy Advisor to President Clinton, Tipper chaired the first ever White House Conference on Mental Health that addressed stigma, discrimination and parity in mental health care.
A Life Dedicated to Others
Today, Mrs. Gore remains involved in societal issues close to her heart. She chaired Mental Health America’s 2009 celebration of their 100 years as a leader in mental health advocacy and education.
Mrs. Gore’s photojournalism has been a crucial element in her advocacy efforts, as she works to raise awareness by putting faces with the statistics. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, and publications, and can be viewed at http://tippergore.com. (Proceeds benefit The Climate Project.)