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Published on Aug 5, 2015
How do you inspire young people battling emotional distress to seek help in the face of stigma? Filmmaker and mental health advocate Zach Valenti shares the experience that led to a simple, fun, and positively uplifting idea to transform stigma with play. He has the technology to prove it and wants to share it with the world.
A creator, passionate about making a difference for people & smitten by the possibilities of communication & mindfulness to transform the quality of life on earth. He runs a mental health & mindfulness awareness campaign (Project Uplift) on a mission to shift stigma & shame to empowerment & play by letting people lift the world with their mind by relaxing. As an author, he has been published on Salon.com, The Wall Street journal & New York Daily News.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx