Speaker Testimonials

What people are saying about Javier Copy

“Thank you all so much for the wonderful event this afternoon!  It was so inspirational and real and I was just blown away.  Some staff and faculty members have already contacted me to tell me how excellent Javier’s presentation was. So thank you so much for your work and support making this such a successful…

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What people are saying about Kai

“Hosting an event with Active Minds was one of the best decisions we could have made to meet the needs of our students. Since the start of the COVID pandemic, mental health concerns have been on the rise. Kai addressed these issues in a powerful yet relatable tone and fostered more student engagement than we…

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What people are saying about Javier

“Javier is the most caring and captivating speaker. His delivery and energy is unique and he puts so much joy in everything he does. He brings that joy through when he’s speaking as well. He speaks very professionally but also casually as if he’s speaking to you 1:1. Everyone in the audience feels comfortable; He’s…

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What people are saying about Carli

“Thank you, Carli Bushoven and the Madison Holleran Foundation, for sharing your sister Madison’s story with our Manhasset High School community. We are grateful to have learned how to talk about suicide so we might provide the help someone needs. Carli described Madison and her family in a way that our audience would relate to…

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What people are saying about Greg

“Greg was professional, confident and did an excellent job of addressing each of the audiences for the two speeches he gave. While telling his story, because it related to the students, he had their undivided attention. The overall experience for both parents and students was very positive.” – Ian Petersen, Program Director, Heritage Residential Treatment…

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What people are saying about Diana

“We are so grateful to you for sharing your story with all of the teens and adults at the conference. The vulnerability and passion you showed was incredibly meaningful for us and our students to see–you inspired the entire room!” – Rebecca Abrams, YouthBridge-NY Program Coordinator   “Diana’s engaging presentation certainly resonated with the Asian…

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What people are saying about Abraham

“Abraham gave a wonderful, interactive presentation and did a great job of creating an open, safe and comfortable space for students and attendees to share their thoughts and feelings regarding the stigma surrounding mental health. I greatly enjoyed his genuine and kindhearted nature as well as the manner in which he addressed topics that many…

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What people are saying about Danée

“Many of our students are first generation students from often complicated backgrounds who could easily relate to Danée’s struggles. They presented to a full auditorium and made an incredible impression with their message of persistence, hope, and the encouragement to seek help.” Rose Andrejczyk American International College “We received so many positive comments about Danee…

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What people are saying about David

“Our event was in memory of a student who died by suicide. The student’s family was there and they were so thankful to us for remembering their son and to David for speaking out about his experiences. David handled a very emotional situation with so much care. We couldn’t have asked for a better speaker.”…

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What people are saying about Meg

“Meg’s presentation was even more inspiring and educational than we had hoped. Her warm demeanor and her deep insights into living with mental illness based on her own experience had a real impact on our students. I heard from numerous students afterward that they went back to their residence halls and had in-depth discussions about…

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