Past Speakers

These are some of the most memorable speakers that we've been able to bring over the years.

Jessie Close

Author Inspirational Mental Health

Ms. Close has spent her entire life battling severe depression, anxiety, and mania. Her speech, being very open and to-the-point about her struggles to find medication and help, was a great segue into a conversation among community members, staff, and students to feel comfortable talking about menta...

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Kevin Briggs

Mental Health

We knew Kevin’s story was interesting, but since he was going to be talking about such a touchy subject, we weren’t exactly sure how the student body would react to his presentation. Platform members handed out yellow ring bands, ribbons, and stickers to promote suicide awareness to get the stud...

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