Behind the Mind
Episode 4 with Author and Professional Mental Health Speaker Mike Veny
Mike is the author of the book Transforming Stigma and travels the country as a professional mental health speaker. As a 2017 PM360 ELITE Award Winner, he is recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in the healthcare industry. His compelling TEDx talk has even been used in college classrooms and has received amazing reviews.
I met Mike at the SEA Conference in Chicago, where he was the keynote speaker for the event. I learned all about his story, and now I'm happy to share it with all of you. As a child, Mike was placed in a psychiatric hospital three times, and at the age of 10, tried to attempt suicide. Now, after a long and difficult journey, Mike is doing whatever he can to help eliminate the stigma our society puts on mental illness, and raise awareness for the topic as a whole.
Learn more about Mike's lifelong struggle with mental illness and how he became such an influential advocate on Episode 4 of Behind the Mind!