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Mental Health

 

The stigma about mental health may be slowly fading away, but there is still much work to be done. Lavin’s mental health speakers approach this important issue with sensitivity, respect, and new perspectives on what we can—and should—be doing personally and as businesses.

 

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Emily Esfahani Smith

Author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters

Meaning, not happiness, is the key to a good life. That’s the vital message at the core of Emily Esfahani Smith’s book, The Power of Meaning, which outlines four pillars essential to living a life tha...

Michael Landsberg

Mental Health Speaker and Host of TSN's Off the Record

Brash and witty, Michael Landsberg generates great fun during his customized and interactive talks. A seasoned on-stage pro, his talks are diverting and smart, injected with large doses of humor. Not ...

Corey Hirsch

Former NHL Goalie & Olympic Silver Medalist | NHL Goalie Coach & TV Analyst | Outspoken Mental Health Advocate

At 22, Corey Hirsch had it all: he’d backstopped Team Canada to a silver medal and drank from the Stanley Cup. But few knew of his struggles with OCD—the mental illness that cost him his prospects (an...

Scott Barry Kaufman

Scientific Director of The Imagination Institute

Can intelligence be viewed in terms that reflect difference rather than difficulty? Scientific Director of The Imagination Institute and author of Ungifted and Wired to Create, Scott Barry Kaufman cha...

Laurel Braitman

Author of Animal Madness, TED Senior Fellow

Bestselling author Laurel Braitman is an ‘uncertainty anthropologist’—someone who’s helping people navigate times of fear and chaos with grace and humor. With her insights into behavioral psychology, ...

John Elder Robison

Author of Look Me in the Eye and Switched On

John Elder Robison grew up with Asperger’s Syndrome, and was undiagnosed until the age of 40. He nevertheless lived an incredible life. In his new book Switched On, he describes how a powerful brain t...

Daniel Lerner

Instructor of NYU’s “The Science of Happiness” | Author of U Thrive

As instructor of the ever-popular NYU course, “The Science of Happiness,” and as author of U Thrive, Daniel Lerner is using positive psychology to help people lead happy lives. Using cutting-edge rese...

Candy Chang

Urban Space Artist Behind the "Before I Die" Walls

World-renowned artist and urban designer Candy Chang engages communities to share everything from their greatest hopes to their deepest anxieties in public. The Atlantic calls her artwork Before I Die...

Jonathan Fader

Performance Psychologist | Director of Mental Conditioning for the New York Giants; Author of Life as Sport

How do pro athletes and high-performance influencers stay sharp and motivated? To Dr. Jonathan Fader, psychologist for the NY Giants, it’s all about mindfulness. A leader in sport performance psycholo...

Mark Manson

Motivational Speaker | Author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Mark Manson isn’t your typical motivational speaker. For one, he gives advice that doesn’t suck. He focuses on the hard stuff in life, because, as he says, these are the moments that define who we are...

Johann Hari

Bestselling Author of Chasing the Scream

“Almost everything we know about addiction is wrong,” says journalist Johann Hari. And in his New York Times bestselling book and viral TED Talk, he offers surprising and optimistic ways of dealing wi...

Yvonne Camus

A Motivational Speaker on Grit and Performance

How can an average businesswoman and mom outperform US Navy Seals? Here’s how: through grit, determination, and resilience. Yvonne Camus is one of the world’s most trusted speakers on teamwork and per...

Vijay (Robert) Gupta

Founder of Street Symphony, TED Senior Fellow, and Mental Health Advocate

Vijay Gupta is a violinist whose interest in neurobiology and mental health issues has made him a world renowned advocate for the redemptive and regenerative power of music. A TED Senior Fellow, Gupta...

Steven Page

Singer, Songwriter, and Canadian Icon

An articulate and mesmerizing speaker, Steven Page is utterly at home on the stage. Page—singer, songwriter, host of The Illegal Eater, and Canadian icon—has made an indelible mark on our country’s mu...

Emily Bazelon

Speaker on Bullying and Author of Sticks and Stones

Emily Bazelon is the author of Sticks and Stones, a major contribution to the national conversation on bullying. Clear-eyed and accessible, Stones was hailed in The New York Times as an “authoritative...

Shawn Achor

Author of The Happiness Advantage

Happiness speaker Shawn Achor teaches the most popular class at Harvard—a class on positive psychology. Achor has earned over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at the university, and is the CEO of...

Maria Konnikova

Science Blogger for The New Yorker and Author of The Confidence Game

Maria Konnikova writes about human behavior, science, and psychology, most notably for her weekly New Yorker blog. In her bestseller, Mastermind, she offers advice for improving methods of deduction a...