This is a past event.
As a mental health speaker, educators, and trainer, David Woods Bartley has seen his fair share of successes and setbacks, from directing a national recognized nonprofit to battling a life-threatening mental illness. It was the latter, a brutal knock-down, drag-out fight with clinical depression that led David to a suicide attempt.
Thanks to the lifesaving support of a great many people and being show the necessity of putting one's self-care on a pedestal, David continues the important, yet still challenging journey from the isolation of mental "hellness" to the inclusive space of mental wellness.
His life having been saved, David is committed to moving the conversation about mental illness and suicide from the dark shadows where they now live, to the forefront of public concern. In doing so, his mission to shine a light on this crisis and open doors to the possibility of mental health for everyone, everywhere.