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Saturday, October 27 • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Spotlight on Mental Health: Exposing a Crisis in Wellness LIMITED

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The conversation around mental health has been stigmatized in the past - but 2018 has seen a monumental amount of attention finally being directed toward this issue. We've seen our cultural heroes befallen by the secret killer of depression, and yet, we are seeing increasing numbers of brave people step forward from the shadows to give a face to the issue of mental health.

Top athletes are now speaking out about the struggles within and beyond their bodies, addressing how the pressures of sport can exacerbate and even instigate mental health issues.

Join to re-define the stigma of mental health into an opportunity to help others toward a path of well-being.

• three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton,
• top tennis star Ana Ivanovic,
• the "bucket list" hero Ben Nemtin who played basketball with Barack Obama,
• Kevin Breel, the comic and author of "Boy Meets Depression",
• the founder of acclaimed foundation "To Write Love On Her Arms", Jamie Tworkowski.
Class time devoted to lecture: More than 45 minutes

Presenters
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Ana Ivanovic

One of tennis’ best-loved stars, Ana Ivanovic defines the role of the modern athlete. A record-breaking, Grand Slam-winning player, Ana is not just admired for her ability and dedication, but for her endearing personality and extensive philanthropic work across the globe.
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Ben Nemtin

BEN NEMTIN is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die, the star of the MTV show The Buried Life, and an internationally renowned keynote speaker. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben's message of radical possibility has been... Read More →
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Jamie Tworkowski

Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms and the New York Times bestselling author of If You Feel Too Much. TWLOHA began in 2006 as a written story and Jamie's attempt to help one friend. Since that time, the TWLOHA team has responded to 200,000 messages from people... Read More →
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Kevin Breel

Kevin Breel is a writer, comedian and speaker.  His TED talk is one of the most watched TED talks on mental health in history. His debut book from Random House was called “Honest and compelling” by NPR and “A small book well worth reading” by Forbes.
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Suzy Favor Hamilton

Suzy Favor Hamilton is a 3-time Olympian, 7-time US National Champion & Record 9-time NCAA Champion track & field athlete and yes — former top Las Vegas Escort. She is also author of the NY Times Best Selling memoir, Fast Girl – A Life Spent Running From Madness, which details... Read More →


Saturday October 27, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Smoketree A-C presented by Spiritual Gangster