2019 Conference – Day 2 – Keynote

We’re All a Little Crazy
The #SameHere movement believes that every human being is affected by life’s inevitable traumas and losses. We cannot escape their impact, as challenges are an unavoidable part of the human experience. This session will focus on the paradigm shift the movement wants to bring about in society, “normalizing” mental health conversations and changing the perception of 1 in 5 with “mental illness,” to 5 in 5 affected by mental health complications. The misconceptions perpetuated by the media and various mental health experts must be changed. This led Eric to form a nonprofit that brings together influencers from all over the world to talk about mental health in a consistent way, with this singular campaign, #SameHere. Eric will also share his journey from a successful career in professional sports, to his battle against major PTSD, which culminated in his full recovery and decision to commit to fundamentally alter the nature of society’s conversation about mental health through public advocacy.