David Woods Bartley

As a mental health speaker, educator, and trainer, David has seen his fair share of successes and setbacks, from directing a nationally recognized nonprofit to battling a life-threatening mental illness. The latter was a fight with clinical depression that led David to a suicide attempt. David’s mission is to transform the perception of mental illness from a life-threatening condition to a heroic cause. David is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the International Association for Youth Mental Health, the National Storytelling Network’s Healing Story Alliance, and Active Minds.

Presentation Topic “How to save a life by sitting down”
The answer to the crisis of mental illness includes connection. Connection creates hope, and hope saves lives.