Speaking

“Our mental health is just as important as our physical health”. A statement full of so much truth but yet not practiced as much as it should be. As a public speaker, my aim is to share my story to empower youth and young professionals to speak up and tell their stories, so that together we can break down the walls of stigma around mental illness and practice mental wellness just as we do physical wellness. By telling my story and my journey of recovery, my hope is that students will understand that they are not alone, they will recognize resources around them, feel confidence to speak their truths, and keep fighting for the tomorrow that they deserve.

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Speaking topics:

  • Your Story Matters
    • Target Audience: youth through young professionals
      • Understand that all stories, no matter how big or how small are valid and everyone is deserving of receiving help
      • Learn about Ivy’s story of her struggle with her mental health (anxiety, suicidal thoughts), 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 and recognition of self-worth
      • Recognize that you are not alone, that we all have mental health
      • Learn about suicide warning signs, suicide prevention and suicide prevention resources
      • Recognize your worth and purpose and feel empowered to keep fighting for your tomorrow
  • Living With Mental Illness As An Athlete: You Are Not Alone
    • Target Audience: High School Athletes, College Athletes, Professional Athletes
      • Learn about Ivy’s story of her struggle with her mental health as an athlete (anxiety, suicidal thoughts), 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 and recognition of self-worth
      • 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 in athletics
  • Mental Health Is Just As Important as Winning Games: For Coaches/Athletic Administration
    • Target Audience: High School Athletic Administrators, College Athletic Administrators, Professional Athletic Administrators
      • Learn about Ivy’s story of her struggle with her mental health as an athlete (anxiety, suicidal thoughts), her fear of speaking up due to the stigma around mental illness in athletics, but how speaking up saved her life.
      • Feel empowered as a coach to provide support to their student-athletes
      • Feel empowered to recognize the warning signs of mental illness and suicide in their athletes
      • Feel equipped as a coach to recognize the importance of practicing mental wellness for themselves to do the same for their athletes
  • Self-Love: Be Good Enough For Yourself
    • Target Audience: youth through young professionals
      • Learn about Ivy’s journey and how she grew from self-destruction to self-love
      • Learn concrete tips to promote self-love, self-care and self-worth
      • Receive tools to self-validate and practice positive self-talk
      • Feel empowered to fight the negative thoughts that society has conditioned you to think
      • Feel empowered to go after your goals, take risks, and know your worth

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