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Breaking the Stereotype and Stigma of Mental Health Problems 

As a Mental Health Empowerment Speaker and former track athlete who struggled with her mental health, Ivy aims to break stigmas around mental health problems and help students, coaches and administrators feel less alone on their mental health journeys.

Ivy has empowered over 5,000 students, coaches and administrators at the NCAA & ECAC level as well as at several colleges, high schools and middle schools!

My Struggle With My Mental Health As An Athlete: You Are Not Alone:

Target Audience: Middle School, High School Athletes, College Students and Athletes*

  • Learn about Ivy’s story of her struggle with her mental health as an athlete (anxiety, depression), her fear of speaking up, but how speaking up saved her life.

  • Change your mindset from seeking help as a sign of weakness, to seeking help as a sign of strength 

  • Identifying importance and beauty of finding self-worth and self-love and recognition that recovery is possible

  • Understand that our mental health is just as important as our physical health

  • Feel empowered to be part of the solution to change mental health culture

  • Understand the vast resources available in the school system, locally and online

Breaking the Stereotype & Stigma of Mental Illness: How You Can Make A Difference**:

Target Audience: Middle School, High School & College Administrators & Coaches; Parents

  • Learn about Ivy’s story of her struggle with her mental health as an athlete (anxiety, depression), her fear of speaking up due to the stigma around mental illness in athletics, but how speaking up saved her life.

  • Feel empowered as an administrator, coach or parent to provide support the mental health of their students and themselves

  • Feel empowered to recognize the warning signs of mental health problems.

  • Feel empowered to know how to have conversations on mental health and advocate for changes within the school and the community

  • Understand the importance of practicing mental wellness for themselves in order to help others

  • Understand the vast resources available in the school system, locally and online

*Even though speeches are well received by athletes and athletic administrators, Ivy's speeches have been equally well received by parents and students who were not of athletic background!​

**Ask about Ivy's workshop to coaches/athletic directors that was very well received at the NCAA!