The New Unavoidable: Mental Health through Transition

College often receives high praise such as, “It’s the best four years of your life.” The reality is that may or may not be true for each person. What does ring true for most students is that going to college is often the greatest time of transition they’ve experienced thus far. What comes with this transition is opportunity, excitement, and growth, but also stress, fear, and responsibility. Whether it is the transition from high school to college or college to the professional world, Greg’s keynote shows how we can capitalize on transitional periods in our life by focusing on our mental wellness. Students will hear his raw personal story, from battling depression, suicidal ideations, and spending a year at a treatment center, to graduating from college and becoming a published author. The takeaways are transformational for students and young professionals; how to help a friend in need, and how to maximize your own potential. Greg‘s presentation can be adapted for high schools, colleges, parents, or professional audiences.