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Amanda Lipp

Amanda Lipp

Keynote Speaker: Filmmaker, Consultant & Social Entrepreneur Working at the Intersection of Mental Health Care, Storytelling & Technology

Amanda Lipp Biography

Amanda Lipp’s empathy drives her creativity and social entrepreneurship. During college, she spent three months in a psychiatric hospital after experiencing her own crisis. She began storyboarding patients’ experiences and witnessed the power of vulnerably and storytelling. Lipp has since produced over 100 short documentary films and multimedia products about mental health and social impact – covering complex topics such as youth psychosis to tiny home building for California fire survivors. Clients have included Stanford Medical, Sutter Health, Columbia Psychiatry, and the University of California, San Francisco. Since age 18, she has given over 150 speeches sharing her personal story, debuting her films, and raising awareness.

Lipp is the co-founder of two social enterprise companies: The Giving Gallery and neuroHealth, both focused on elevating mental health philanthropy and access to services. Additionally, she is a Technical Assistance Specialist for the Center for Applied Research Solutions, a nonprofit that supports state and federal mental health initiatives. As a believer in civic leadership and giving back, she has served on the Mental Health Advisory Panel at Google and the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Committee (ISMICC) created by Congress. Lipp formerly served as the youngest board member for the largest grassroots mental health nonprofit in the U.S., the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Lipp graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Human Development, and is a fellow of CORO Northern California and the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program (NELP). Her hobbies include rock climbing and mountain biking, and she holds a black belt in Kung Fu and Kenpo. Lipp embraces an alternative and adventurous lifestyle; she DIY built her own van in 2023, embracing the #vanlife as she travels around the country promoting advocacy and awareness.

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Amanda Lipp Speaking Topics

Inside-Out: Symptoms to Superpowers

Amanda spent three months in a psychiatric hospital during college, hearing patients’ stories of struggle and triumph - including her own. She learned from the inside-out how the system works, and the role of empathy and peers in healing. She shares how hitting rock bottom showed her a way out, and motivated her to finally face her issues. While in the hospital, a thoughtful nurse handed Amanda a box of crayons. This simple gesture became a pivotal moment in Amanda’s healing and identity, and was ultimately the first step in her becoming a young leader and filmmaker in mental health care. Amanda shares how 'the little things' can make all the difference, and the power of storytelling in self-empowerment and systems-change. In this presentation, Amanda weaves in her own personal story, creative exercises using crayons, wellness tips, and short films she's produced featuring people's mental health stories.

"I believe we're always healing from something, and fostering our wellness is a constant practice" - AL

Learning points:

  • Crafting our mental health narratives
  • Translating shame and self-stigma into growth and opportunity
  • Challenging traditional systems of care
  • Paying-it-forward

Filmmaking for Mental Health & Social Change

Amanda’s journey to becoming a filmmaker began with storyboarding patient’s stories in the psychiatric hospital. Upon discharge, Amanda began producing short films about mental health with clients around the U.S. Having now interviewed over 300 people across 80 short films, Amanda has witnessed a range of powerfully vulnerable and diverse stories. In this presentation, Amanda shares short films and behind-the-scenes of her filmmaking practices. Plus, the bigger picture of how films can be applied to digital advertising, research studies, and treatment programs. And perhaps, most importantly, how filmmaking practice can translate to everyday values in life: people want to be heard, seen, and represented.

Learning points:

  • Describe the power of narrative filmmaking in personal empowerment and systems-change
  • Identify how films can be used in research studies to evaluate stigma
  • Describe how short documentary films can be applied in digital campaigns to reach people seeking help.
  • Describe film production practices that are recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, and person-centered.

Pulling up a Seat at the Table

Amanda is aware that she stands on the shoulders of giants, and is a big believer in the power of mentorship and investing in the next generation of leaders. At the age of 19, Amanda was appointed to the board of the largest grassroots mental health nonprofit in the U.S., the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), catapulting her into navigating the politics and pressures of organizational leadership and responsibility. She shares her full circle journey from being a patient to becoming an active participant in the effort to improve systems and perceptions around mental health. Amanda challenges people to lean into their passion, and get involved in local to national leadership opportunities around topics they care about.

Learning points:

  • Leading with passion, confidence, and humility
  • Knowing when to step up, and step down
  • Being aware of our bias and agenda

A New World: Remote Work & Finding Balance

Now more than ever, traditional workplaces and lifestyles are being disrupted and challenged. The line between 'personal and business' is more blurred, and the playbook is being written in real-time. Amanda reflects on working remotely since 2014 (after graduating from college) and the challenges and opportunities that this work/lifestyle present. From navigating loneliness, to figuring out home office setups - everyone's setup and feelings will be different. In this presentation, Amanda shares lessons-learned working remotely for over seven years, the role of mental health, and the latest surveys on the remote economy. Amanda also challenges people to think about life outside of work. What activities relieve stress and foster wellness? As alternative work/lifestyles emerge and shape, Amanda believes that peer-to-peer sharing and feedback is more critical than ever.

Learning points:

  • Navigating loneliness and isolation
  • Finding balance and community
  • Investing in "off the grid" activities

Amanda Lipp Videos

Amanda Speaker & About
Why I'm Passionate about Mental Health

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Amanda Lipp is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Mental Health, Healthcare, Storytelling, Television & Film, Overcoming Adversity, Personal Growth, Entrepreneurship, LGBTQ, Diversity, Outdoor Sports & Recreation and Travel.

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Amanda Lipp is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Mental Health, Healthcare and Storytelling. The estimated speaking fee range to book Amanda Lipp for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Amanda Lipp generally travels from Sacramento, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Deshauna Barber, Nicholas Pratley and Madison Butler. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Amanda Lipp for an upcoming event.

Amanda Lipp Speaking Topics

  • Inside-Out: Symptoms to Superpowers

    Amanda spent three months in a psychiatric hospital during college, hearing patients’ stories of struggle and triumph - including her own. She learned from the inside-out how the system works, and the role of empathy and peers in healing. She shares how hitting rock bottom showed her a way out, and motivated her to finally face her issues. While in the hospital, a thoughtful nurse handed Amanda a box of crayons. This simple gesture became a pivotal moment in Amanda’s healing and identity, and was ultimately the first step in her becoming a young leader and filmmaker in mental health care. Amanda shares how 'the little things' can make all the difference, and the power of storytelling in self-empowerment and systems-change. In this presentation, Amanda weaves in her own personal story, creative exercises using crayons, wellness tips, and short films she's produced featuring people's mental health stories.

    "I believe we're always healing from something, and fostering our wellness is a constant practice" - AL

    Learning points:

    • Crafting our mental health narratives
    • Translating shame and self-stigma into growth and opportunity
    • Challenging traditional systems of care
    • Paying-it-forward

  • Filmmaking for Mental Health & Social Change

    Amanda’s journey to becoming a filmmaker began with storyboarding patient’s stories in the psychiatric hospital. Upon discharge, Amanda began producing short films about mental health with clients around the U.S. Having now interviewed over 300 people across 80 short films, Amanda has witnessed a range of powerfully vulnerable and diverse stories. In this presentation, Amanda shares short films and behind-the-scenes of her filmmaking practices. Plus, the bigger picture of how films can be applied to digital advertising, research studies, and treatment programs. And perhaps, most importantly, how filmmaking practice can translate to everyday values in life: people want to be heard, seen, and represented.

    Learning points:

    • Describe the power of narrative filmmaking in personal empowerment and systems-change
    • Identify how films can be used in research studies to evaluate stigma
    • Describe how short documentary films can be applied in digital campaigns to reach people seeking help.
    • Describe film production practices that are recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, and person-centered.

  • Pulling up a Seat at the Table

    Amanda is aware that she stands on the shoulders of giants, and is a big believer in the power of mentorship and investing in the next generation of leaders. At the age of 19, Amanda was appointed to the board of the largest grassroots mental health nonprofit in the U.S., the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), catapulting her into navigating the politics and pressures of organizational leadership and responsibility. She shares her full circle journey from being a patient to becoming an active participant in the effort to improve systems and perceptions around mental health. Amanda challenges people to lean into their passion, and get involved in local to national leadership opportunities around topics they care about.

    Learning points:

    • Leading with passion, confidence, and humility
    • Knowing when to step up, and step down
    • Being aware of our bias and agenda

  • A New World: Remote Work & Finding Balance

    Now more than ever, traditional workplaces and lifestyles are being disrupted and challenged. The line between 'personal and business' is more blurred, and the playbook is being written in real-time. Amanda reflects on working remotely since 2014 (after graduating from college) and the challenges and opportunities that this work/lifestyle present. From navigating loneliness, to figuring out home office setups - everyone's setup and feelings will be different. In this presentation, Amanda shares lessons-learned working remotely for over seven years, the role of mental health, and the latest surveys on the remote economy. Amanda also challenges people to think about life outside of work. What activities relieve stress and foster wellness? As alternative work/lifestyles emerge and shape, Amanda believes that peer-to-peer sharing and feedback is more critical than ever.

    Learning points:

    • Navigating loneliness and isolation
    • Finding balance and community
    • Investing in "off the grid" activities

Amanda Lipp Videos

Amanda Speaker & About
Why I'm Passionate about Mental Health
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