These inspiring mental health speakers are experts on helping with mental illnesses like anxiety and depression or relieving day-to-day stress by promoting resilience and happiness. With mental illnesses affecting about one in five Americans each year, now more than ever, people are uniting to raise awareness and fight the stigma around mental health. The awareness advocates in this list include psychologists, survivors, and celebrity advocates ready to answer the call and connect with your audience to help them understand the struggles involved with mental health and how we can be advocates for those around us.
Founder of Oher Foundation for Disadvantaged Youth; Former NFL Player for Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans & Carolina Panthers; Super Bowl 47 Champion; Story Told in Movie "The Blind Side"
CEO, Founder, Best-Selling Author & Global Workplace Expert
Brain/Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Activist, Best-Selling Author, Multi-award Winning Filmmaker & Subject Matter Expert
Harvard Professor, Researcher, Positive Psychology Expert, Author of "The Happiness Advantage" & "Big Potential"
Stress Resiliency Expert, Speaker & Author
Neuroscientist, Host of Jeopardy!, Mental Health Advocate & Actress Known for "The Big Bang Theory"
Actor, Director, Voice Artist & Producer Known For "Lord of the Rings"
Motivational Speaker; Mental & Physical Health Advocate for Overcoming Adversity; Executive Director of Disabled But Not Really (DBNR); Featured on Queer Eye
Executive Coach, Entrepreneur, Visual Artist & Burn Survivor; Top Speaker on Resilience, Change & Overcoming Adversity
Actress; Model; Women's Health, Aging & Mental Wellness Advocate
Award-Winning Behavioral Science Expert, Clinician & Comedian; Author of "Worth the Risk;" 2022 Next Big Idea Club Nominee & Nautilus Book Award Winner
U.S. Army Combat Veteran, Mental Health & Holistic Healing Advocate; Featured in the Award-Winning Documentary "Almost Sunrise"
Most Decorated Gymnast Ever & Record Holder for Most Gold Medals at a Single Olympic Games
College Football National Champion, Philanthropist & Behavioral Health Consultant for UConn Basketball
CEO of The Joy Project; Author & Psychologist; Emotional Intelligence and Performance Expert
Founder & CEO of Wellness For the Culture Organization; Workshop Facilitator; Author
Bestselling Author; Women Empowerment, Mental Health & Working Parents Advocate; #1 Global Voice For Working Moms
Nationally Acclaimed Mental Health Specialist
Healer, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Trauma Specialist & Organizational Strategist
Actress, Feminist, Author, Political Activist, Former Fashion Model & Fitness Advocate
Triple Board Certified Physician; Child, Adolescent, Adult & Forensic Psychiatrist; Sought-After Clinician, Consultant & Speaker
Mindful Leadership Expert, Motivational Speaker & Author
Mental Health Advocate, Founder & President of the Stigma-Free Society
Founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, Mental Health Advocate & NYT Best-Selling Author
Happiness Expert, Venture Capitalist & Successful Tech Entrepreneur; Co-Founder of Happier
Integrative Physician, Meditation Teacher, #1 Best-Selling Author, International TEDx Speaker & Founder of EntreVie
Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor & Founder of Rebekah's Angels
Mental, Emotional and Well-Being Expert, Licensed NLP Therapist, Motivational, Social & Emotional Intelligence Trainer, Wellness Advocate & Creator of Luminous Energetics
CEO of Evidence Based Psychology & Author of "Emotional Agility"
Olympic Gold Medalist, Co-Founder of Beard Swim Co. & Author of New York Times Bestseller "In the Water They Can't See You Cry"
2016 Miss USA, IT Analyst & Army Reserve Officer, Mental & Physical Health Advocate; Vice Chair on the Board Of Directors at Service Women’s Action Network
Advocate for Teen Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
Founder of Triessence and Daily Reset Break, Mindfulness Expert & Professional Speaker
Author, Psychologist, Expert on Violence & Children; Senior Faculty Fellow, Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University
Positive Psychology & Integrated Wellness Coaching
DEI Truth Teller, HR Change Maker, Builder of Inclusive Cultures & Startup Enthusiast
Psychotherapist, Author, Poet & Emmy Award-Winning Former Broadcast Journalist
Mobile App Developer of NotOK; Youth Mental Health Advocate
Best-Selling Author, Mental Health Advocate Addressing Trauma, Addiction & Eating Disorders
Social Psychologist & Stereotype Expert
Clinical Psychologist, Executive Director of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls & New York Times Bestselling Author
The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health at Harvard Medical School; Mental Health Care Advocate
Gospel Artist & Former Member of Destiny's Child
Mental Health Activist, Marriage & Family Therapist
Communication Pathologist & Cognitive Neuroscientist
TEDx Speaker, Mental Health Advocate, Survivor, Creator & Photographer of Faces of Fortitude
Best-Selling Author, Professor, Clinical Psychologist and Internationally Recognized Expert in Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
Actor Best Known for "13 Reasons Why"
New York Times Best-Selling Author, Neuropsychiatrist, Mindsight Educator & Interpersonal Neurobiologist
Research Psychiatrist; Professor of Urban Policy & Health at The New School
Retired Founder of Whil; Best-Selling Author on Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Performance
Golf Commentator for LIV Golf; TV Host, Bestselling Author & Former PGA Tour Pro
Mindset Coach, Entrepreneur & Breakthrough Manufacturer
Award-Winning Speaker, 13X Author, Personal Development Savant & Abuse Survivor
TV Personality, Comedian & Actor
Creator of MTV's "The Buried Life" & New York Times Bestselling Author
Physician, Author, Documentary Filmmaker Known for "Screenagers" & "Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia"
National CBS News Anchor Turned Positive Psychology Researcher; Bestselling Author of "Broadcasting Happiness"
Actor, Author, Blogger; Plays himself on CBS's "The Big Bang Theory"
Chief Learning Officer at Wisdom Labs, Inc., Clinical Psychiatrist, Happiness Coach
Mindfulness & Positive Psychology
Founder of Asian Breast Cancer Project & Executive Director of Asian Women for Health
Granite Mountain Hotshot, Subject of the Film "Only the Brave," Mental Health & Recovery Advocate
Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence Expert
Organizational Psychologist, Former Clinical Mental Health Therapist, Mental Health at Work Specialist & Author
USA Today Best-Selling Author & Clinical Psychologist
Resilience Expert & Researcher
Principal Investigator for Stanford's Mind and Body Lab; Expert on Stress Mindset & Emotional Intelligence
Award-Winning Songwriter, Meditation Instructor & Yoga Monk; Corporate Trainer, Author, Comedy Writer, Youth Mentor and World Traveler.
The Positive Energy Guy
Entrepreneur, Actress, Producer & Author
Internationally Recognized Mental Health Strategist, Advocate, Speaker, Podcaster & Media Commentator
Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Host of the "Okay-ish" Podcast
Actor, Writer, Poet, Model, Creative Director, Influencer
Managing Director at Sandy Hook Promise, Gun Control Advocate & Mother of Dylan Hockley
Musician & Host of "Ink Master"; Best Known as a member of Jane's Addiction and former member of Red Hot Chili Peppers
Counselor, Comedian & Expert on Foster Care, Resilience, and Personal Growth; Bestselling Author of "A Child Called 'It'"
Psychiatrist & Director of the African Mental Health Initiative
World's Leading Scientific Expert on Gratitude & Professor of Psychology at the University of California
United States Army Staff Sergeant & Medal of Honor Recipient
Award-Winning Harvard Psychiatrist, TEDx Speaker & Writer
Sports Reporter & Commentator; New York Times Best-Selling Author
Motivational Educational Speaker; Happiness & Empowerment Advocate
Stand-Up Comedian, Actress, Singer, Producer & Writer
Nationally Recognized Child Psychologist & Author of "The Power of Agency"
Success Psychologist & Life Strategist
Singer, Host, TV Personality & Author of "Behind The Smile: My Journey Out of Postpartum Depression"
Academy Award-Winning Actor
CEO, Own Your Voice Strategy Firm; Author, "Find Your Voice"; Speaker, Yoga Instructor & Life Coach
Mental Health Advocate for Teens, 2x TED Talk Speaker, 3x Best-Selling Author, AfterBuzz TV Host, Model, Dancer, Writer for Restyled Magazine, Podcast Host & Wellness Blogger
Actor; Best Known for "Pitch Perfect" & "The Mindy Project"
Actress, YouTube Star, Filmmaker & Mental Health Advocate
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Therapist, Mental Health Advocate, National Speaker, Author, Podcast Host, Educator & CEO
Mental Health Advocate & Professional Speaker
Gold Medal & Emmy Award-Winning Olympic Figure Skater; Breast Cancer Awareness Advocate
Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst & Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development
Actress & Philanthropist, Best Known for "I Dream of Jeanie"
Author of "The Center Cannot Hold;" Associate Dean of Law, Psychology & Behavioral Sciences at USC Law
Internationally-Recognized Leader in Health & Life Education
Actress Known as the "Mother of Black Hollywood"; Famous for her Roles in "Think Like a Man", "The Princess Frog", & "Black-ish"
Comedian & Mental Health Activist
Mental Health & Addiction Specialist