Active Minds Speaker
Abraham Sculley is the founder of Speaks 2 Inspire, bestselling author, podcaster, advocate, and Active Minds Speaker on a mission to eradicate mental health stigma. He developed a passion for mental health from his battle with depression during college. Shortly after, Abraham received his degree in Psychology and set on a mission to impact audiences across the country by sharing his story. He has collaborated with many organizations to create safe spaces for honest conversations about mental health and illness. Today, he partners with higher education leaders, school professionals, and student leaders to support young adult mental health and wellbeing.
- Combating Mental Health Stigma
- Substance Use
- Suicide Prevention
- Wellness Strategies
- Mental Health Motivation
- Mental Health Awareness
- Coping Through a Pandemic
- Religion and Spirituality
- Athletes and Mental Health
- Men and Mental Health
- Cultural Stigma
- Faculty/Staff Training
- Life Transitions
- People of Color and Mental Health
Abraham's Presentation Options
“Combatting the Stigma of Mental Health” is designed to encourage and equip students and young adults with the tools and education necessary to engage in the conversation surrounding mental health and mental illness. Through vulnerability, Abraham shares his mental health story and addresses the common myths of mental illness, the negative effects of stigma, and ways to effectively combat stigma.
This two-hour workshop explores the prevalence and incidence of suicide, with a focus on college students. We discuss current, pressing issues that are related to suicide, and unpack myths and misperceptions. Participants leave with a comprehensive booklet from the QPR Institute, and three tangible skills that will help avert the tragedy of suicide.
After completing this training, audiences will be equipped with the tools to:
1. Recognize when someone may be at risk for suicide
2. Identify the warning signs of suicide
3. Intervene if someone is in crisis
4. Refer someone to proper resources
5. Get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
…and much more.
Abraham offers virtual versions of his presentations and workshops.
Abraham travels from Florida
“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 may find sensitive or difficult to communicate about. Abraham clearly has a great deal of passion for this subject, and I think his willingness to share personal experiences helps others to understand and relate to his messages.”
– Mercury Bowen, Communications Engagement Coordinator at Lake Land College
“Abraham moderated the Active Minds conference that I spoke at recently. He did a great job keeping up the energy over Zoom when the conference was moved online due to COVID concerns. Warm, empathetic, fun, and thoughtful moderator.”
– Obi Felten, Founder, and CEO at Flourish Labs
“Abraham was a thoughtful, energetic, witty, knowledgeable, and eloquent host that was extremely engaging. I would highly recommend Abraham as a dynamic public speaker, panel
moderator, and meeting host!”
– Gayle Simon, Associate Director of Community Engagement at Scripps Research
“Abraham is a powerful voice and advocate for young people and people of color to seek the mental health supports they need. Using his own personal story, he is able to connect with the audience, be vulnerable and expose the lies that keep people from addressing their mental health challenges. He is a pleasure to work with and his presentation is dynamic and his message can resonate with anyone.”
– Vonetta Lightfoot, Multicultural Affairs Operations Manager at Springfield Technical Community College
“Abraham is a phenomenal, dynamic storyteller and speaker. He connects well with audiences, creates safe and exciting experiences for learning, and inspires positive change. We recommend Abraham to everyone!”
– Laura Horne, Chief Program Officer at Active Minds
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