Mike Veny

Patient Expert

Mike Veny is one of world’s leading mental health speakers and a high-energy corporate drumming event facilitator. He’s the author of the book Transforming Stigma: How to Become a Mental Wellness Superhero. He delivers educational, engaging, and entertaining presentations at meetings and conferences throughout the world. As a 2017 PM360 ELITE Award Winner, Mike is recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in the healthcare industry.

Mike is also a Social Ambassador for the Mental Health on HealthCentral Facebook page.

Conditions Covered:Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety Disorders

Latest by Mike Veny

How to Create Your Morning Routine

Waking early and having a consistent morning routine improves our mood, as well as memory, work performance, alertness, and attention. Here are some strategies to design your own.

6 Ways to Become a Mental Health Advocate

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.

5 Mental Health Books That Have Shaped My Recovery

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.

7 Ways to Beat Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community

The combined stigmas of being depressed and black can make getting the right care extremely challenging. Mike Veny offers seven ways to combat the stigma.

Race and Depression: How I Became the Strong, Black Man I Am Today

Get inspired by this story about a brave man who persevered through the double discriminations and stigma of race and mental illness to become even stronger.

Hate Your Work? Finds Tips for Engaging at Work and Finding Fulfillment

Americans spend most of their waking hours at work and yet two-thirds are disengaged. Find out how to find more fulfillment at work, which leads to better mental health.

Why Are So Many LGBTQ Youths Depressed?

LGBTQ individuals are almost three times more likely than others to experience depression. Here’s why we need to address depression among LGBTQ youths.

Transforming Mental Health Stigma Into Acceptance

A stigma surrounds mental health, and this stigma says that you should be scared of someone who struggles with their mental health because they are “crazy” or dangerous, when this is simply not true.

What Are the Myths About Mental Health and Violence?

When it comes to the correlation between mental health and violence, there are many myths that people believe as facts. These myths bring the wrong type of attention to the subject of mental health.

Why We Need Early Detection of Psychosis

People with psychosis who don’t receive proper treatment are likely to end up homeless or in jail.