TEDx Talk: Mental Health Crisis in Men

TEDx Talk: Mental Health Crisis in Men

Men. We are dying at a suicide rate that is three times greater than women. Why? What prevents men from reaching out for help? My hope is that this TEDx talk can empower men to be vulnerable and reach out for help.   Based on my best-selling book MENtal Health:...

Stories Shatter Stigma

  While we are certainly moving in the right direction with mental health, stigma remains evident in our places of work and communities. Learning about various mental health issues from a book or a workshop is a great start, but do you know what’s even...

My Journey Towards Wellness

As a kid, I never grew up hoping to one day struggle with mental illness or become an addict. Who knew that these were the lessons I needed to learn to be in a position to help others with their mental health. My challenges with mental illness began at the age of 14...

A Male Teacher Speaks Openly About Mental Illness

Few males can be found teaching elementary school, and even fewer of these speak openly about their challenges with mental health. Meet my best friend, James Siemens. Living in a small prairie town makes it even more difficult to speak about mental illness. While...

4 Lessons Learned from Suicide

Silence is not the answer. It’s time to talk openly about suicide.   I have spent the last few months traveling to several communities to discuss this prevalent issue of suicide, and I wanted to share a few of the lessons I have learned. 1. Ask the tough...

How I Made A Living Doing What I Love

Last week I was reunited with Ray Reshke, the man responsible for starting my speaking career. At the time, I was only a few months into my recovery from a gambling addiction that damn near killed me. I attended various Gamblers Anonymous meetings in Edmonton, and...

“What’s stronger than a broken man who has the courage to rebuild himself? It’s time to redefine what it means to be strong.”

- Allan Kehler