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Colleen Coffey

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She has a miraculous story to tell and I would encourage NYLF to ask her to speak again!”

-Member, National Youth Leadership Forum




Colleen Coffey, Ph.D., is a survivor who has dealt with mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, and disordered eating, for as long as she can remember. Since receiving the right type of help in her early 20s, Colleen has become a seasoned speaker and consultant devoted to showing audiences that recovery is possible, stigma is useless, and everyone holds the power to transform communities.

Colleen is Director of Research for Phired Up Productions and a proud wife and mother. A graduate of Belmont University, Eastern Illinois University, and Trevecca Nazarene University, Colleen regularly consults with fraternities, sororities, and Active Minds chapters on topics such as leadership, stigma reduction, and recruitment. Colleen is a published author who also enjoys pilates and working at a comedy club a few nights a week.

Colleen's presentation highlights the following topics:

(Terms in bold denote primary topics.)


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Stigma Reduction
  • Staff Training & Development

  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Fraternities and Sororities
  • Advocacy
  • Curriculum Design

  • Chapter Consulting







  • Jacob Kreeger from Active Minds at Muhlenberg College says:

    jake_kreeger_-_muhlenberg"Though it may seem like an insurmountable endeavor, there are those out there who are willing to talk, willing to engage, and willing to make a difference. Not always having felt this way, it was Active Minds that first offered me this encouragement."