http://www.TransformingStigma.com As America’s leading mental health speaker, Mike has been on a mission to inspire hope in people who struggle with mental health challenges since 2011. Living your life with mental illness is quite difficult, however being told that you are "mentally ill" and living with that label is much more difficult. Through his own experiences transforming the stigma in his own life, Mike shares heart warming stories and a clear message of hope.
If you are planning an event, Mike Veny is a mental health speaker that you should definitely consider. As a an opening keynote, Mike is energetic, compelling, engaging, and funny. He commands complete attention from even the most rowdy crowds and has a unique skill for delivery which can be seen in these videos.
When Mike was attending college at Hofstra University, his public speaking professor asked to see him after class. When Mike met with him, he suggested that Mike consider a career as a professional speaker. Mike quickly dismissed the idea and focused instead on a career as a professional drummer.
However, after having a mental health breakdown in 2011, Mike has committed himself to adding speaking to his career in order to help others like him. He figured that since he had the skill, why not use it to help others? Through his speaking, he's connected with thousands of people from around the world. Mike Veny truly hopes that there will be no need for mental health speakers in the future. This is because he hopes that there will be no more mental health stigma in the future and people will address their mental health issues the same way they do the common cold.
One of Mike’s favorite quotes is, “Vision is greater than baggage,” from Dr. Stephen Covey, author of the bestselling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.