Mental Health Speaking Topics

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 the stigma around mental health problems and help others feel less alone on their mental health journeys.

Ivy has spoken to and empowered over 20,000 middle school/high school/college students, coaches, administrators, parents and employees!

NEW! Ivy is now able to speak about postpartum mental health! See Below!

It's Okay To Not Be Okay -  Tools For Self-Care:

Target Audience: Middle School, High School and College Students/Student-Athletes

Interactive Presentation Can Be Either 60 or 90 minutes.

Ivy is happy to add in any topics specific to your school!

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Key Takeaways:

  • Ivy’s story of her struggle with her mental health as an athlete and beyond (anxiety, depression, low self- esteem), her fear of speaking up, but how speaking up saved her life. This is to normalize the conversation around mental health and empower students that recovery is possible

  • Interactive activities to demonstrate that seeking help is a sign of strength

  • Interactive, hands-on self-care and mental wellness tools are provided to help students build strength and resiliency for future difficult times

    • Learn about the power of self-love and positivity​

    • How to incorporate self-care into the day

  • Encourage students to see that they are never alone through discussion of the many resources available

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

  • *90-minute format only: Interactive activity on addressing our fears using a strength-based approach. Activity provides an emphasis on the tools already within us to reach our goals and build confidence and resilience, despite our  fears.

  • Both 60 and 90-minute formats include time for Q&A. I am available for 1 on 1 questions after the official Q&A period is over and provide my contact information for further questions offline.

Supporting The Mental Health of Your Students And Yourself -

How You Can Make A Difference

Target Audience: Middle School, High School & College Coaches, Athletic Staff, Teachers, as well as Parents

Interactive Presentation Can Be Either 60 or 90 minutes.

Ivy is happy to add in any topics specific to your school!

Inquire Today For Further Information

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about Ivy’s story of her struggle with her mental health as an athlete and beyond (anxiety, depression, low self-esteem), her fear of speaking up due to the stigma around mental health, but how speaking up saved her life.

  • Feel empowered to recognize the warning signs of mental health problems and to then provide support to their students, without being a mental health professional

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

  • Learn tools and strategies to implement mental wellness tools into already scheduled routines with students

  • Learn about the many mental health resources available

  • Understand the importance of practicing mental wellness for themselves in order to be their best selves to help others

    • Interactive, hands-on self-care and mental wellness tools are provided

    • Learn about the power of self-love and positivity

  • *90-minute format only: Interactive activity on addressing our fears using a strength-based approach. Activity provides an emphasis on the tools already within us to reach our goals and build confidence and resilience, despite our  fears.

  • Both 60 and 90-minute formats include time for Q&A. I am available for 1 on 1 questions after the official Q&A period is over and provide my contact information for further questions offline.

Practicing Self-Care & Mental Wellness in The Workplace and Beyond

Target Audience: Employees (Corporate or Nonprofit)

Interactive Presentation Can Be Either 60 or 90 minutes.

Ivy is happy to add in any topics specific to your organization!

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Key Takeaways:

  • Learn to normalize the topic of mental health struggles in the workplace and beyond through learning of Ivy’s story of her struggle with anxiety, depression, and low self- esteem in silence as someone who looked like they had it together and through her story of managing grief and self-care in the workplace setting.

  • Interactive, hands-on tools for self-care and mental wellness to use in and out of workplace to reduce stress, improve overall well being, and improve workplace performance

    • Emphasis on how to find mindful moments within the workday

    • Learn about the power of self-love and positivity

    • Acknowledgement that the pressures of being an employee will always exist, but having self-care tools allows you to move through those pressures with more ease and efficiency

  • Tools are provided on how to stay motivated, how to avoid burnout and how to improve confidence

  • Understand how to be a support for colleagues and your employees to be a part of improving the mental wellness culture at your organization

  • Learn about the many mental health resources resources available both online and in the workplace

  • *90-minute format only: Interactive activity on addressing our fears using a strength-based approach. Activity provides an emphasis on the tools already within us to reach our goals in all areas of life and build confidence and resilience, despite our fears.

  • Both 60 and 90-minute formats include time for Q&A. I am available for 1 on 1 questions after the official Q&A period is over and provide my contact information for further questions offline

Motherhood: It's Okay To Not Enjoy Every Moment,

Learning To Love Yourself Through The Journey

Target Audience: Mothers or Parents

Interactive Presentation Can Be Either 60 or 90 minutes.

Ivy is happy to add in any topics specific to the needs of your population!

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Key Takeaways:

  • Ivy’s story of her struggle with her mental health as a top performing athlete (anxiety, low self-esteem and depression) as well as a new mother (postpartum anxiety, postpartum depression, mom guilt/shame, grief from losing mother one week after finding out about pregnancy) 

    • Normalizing mental health challenges across the lifespan​

    • Normalizing postpartum mental health challenges (postpartum anxiety/depression) and that it is okay to struggle and to not enjoy every moment of being a mom or a parent, despite what you see from others on social media, to help reduce mom guilt/shame

  • Interactive, hands-on self-care and mental wellness tools are provided for mothers/parents to learn how to put themselves first

    • How to find mindful moments within the busy days with children/babies

    • Learn about the power of self-love and positivity to empower you to be your best self for you, which in turn will help you be your best self for your children

  • Tools are provided on how to manage the many demands of being a parent, being a working parent, mom guilt, and fear of failure as a parent

  • Feel empowered to use tools learned to support the mental health of your children and break the stigma around mental health for them

    • Learn how to practice self-care together!​

  • Learn about the many mental health resources resources available for parents (and children!)

  • *90-minute format only: Interactive activity on addressing our fears using a strength-based approach. Activity provides an emphasis on the tools already within us to reach our goals and build confidence and resilience, despite our  fears.

  • Both 60 and 90-minute formats include time for Q&A. I am available for 1 on 1 questions after the official Q&A period is over and provide my contact information for further questions offline.