Mike VenyPatient Advocate
Mental health speaker and best-selling author Mike Veny delivers engaging presentations with raw energy and a fresh perspective on diversity and inclusion. He shares how he went from struggling with mental health challenges to being a thought leader that travels the globe telling his story to help transform stigma. He is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, corporate drumming event facilitator, author, and luggage enthusiast. Seriously, you’d completely get it if you did all the traveling he did! Mike is the author of the book Transforming Stigma: How to Become a Mental Wellness Superhero. As a 2017 PM360 ELITE Award Winner, he is recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in the healthcare industry for his work as a patient advocate.
Latest by Mike Veny
Now more than ever, it’s important to talk about how you’re feeling.
Anger, grief, and fear are some of life's difficult emotions. The secret to freeing yourself from their hold? Recognizing them and taking ownership of them, says mental health advocate Mike Veny.
Fame and fortune can complicate the treatment of schizophrenia. Patient expert Mike Veny highlights the profiles of five celebrities with the condition.
Take it from Dr. Seuss, "The more you read, the more things you will know." That's especially true about mental health. Here are five books to start with.
Becoming a voice for others can be a powerful healing strategy in recovery from depression or another mood disorder. Here are six ways to do just that.
It’s important to work with a team of mental health professionals, but what happens when they say different things?
Mental health advocate Mike Veny offers strategies to break through the stoic wall of male emotions and get the support you need.
Depression is like a bad boss that can interfere with getting things done. Patient advocate Mike Veny shares practical tips to stay motivated and productive when depressed.
Patient advocate Mike Veny discusses tips to turn fear and anxiety into courage by sharing stories about how he has overcome his fears.
A book and a friend change the way Mike Veny thinks about how his body releases trauma, helping him to understand that he needs to practice yoga to heal.