As World Mental Health Day approaches, consider incorporating mental health discussions into your programming mix. These substantive speakers leave audiences feeling more connected, hopeful, and less alone.

Award-Winning Comedian and YouTube Personality; NYT Bestselling Author of How To Be a Bawse and Be a Triangle

Award-Winning Actress; Activist; NYT Bestselling Author; Global Humanitarian and Advocate for Mental Health

13 Year NFL Veteran; Founder and CEO of House of Athlete; Host of the I AM Athlete Podcast; Mental Health Advocate

New York Times Bestselling Author; Founder of Together Rising; Podcaster; Activist; Advocate for Mental Health and Social Justice

Former President of World Bank Group; Co-Founder of Partners in Health; Activist Physician; Advocate for Mental Health

Award-Winning Author; Journalist; Expert on Work/Life Balance & Deliberate Living; Advocate for Mental Health

Olympic Medalist and Most Successful Female Skier of All Time; NYT Bestselling Author; NBC Sports Broadcast Analyst; Mental Health Advocate

Physician; Widow of the #1 NYT Bestselling Author of When Breath Becomes Air; Advocate for Patient-Centered Care and Mental Health


SARAH POLLEY | Oscar-Winning Filmmaker of Women Talking and Author of Run Towards the Danger

MARK NEPO | Poet; Philosopher; NYT Bestselling Author of The Book of Awakening; Spiritual Teacher

MISSY FRANKLIN | Four-Time World Record Holder and Five-Time Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer; Mental Health Advocate

GRANT WILLIAMS | Trailblazing NBA Player; Vice President of the National Basketball Players Association; Award-Winning Mentor; Mental Health Advocate

GALEY ALIX | Interior Designer; 10-year Goldman Sachs Executive; Mental Health Advocate

VICTOR CRUZ | Super Bowl Champion and Analyst for ESPN; Co-Host of E!'s Pop of the Morning; Philanthropist; Advocate for Mental Health and STEM


DR. LISA DAMOUR | NYT Bestselling Author, Podcast Host, and Thought Leader on Adult Mental Health

CHASE BRYANT | Country Singer-Songwriter and Mental Health Advocate

MARRA B. GAD | Award-Winning Author of The Color of Love: A Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl; Advocate for Mental Health, Racial Equity, and Adopted Children and Families