Health & Wellness

Keith Ablow

Keith Ablow

Keith Ablow, M.D., is a New York Times bestselling author, Fox News Psychiatry Correspondent, contributing editor for Good Housekeeping and Men's Fitness, and is a repeat Oprah guest. He has earned the title, "America's Psychiatrist" by helping millions of people take control of their lives by understanding the patterns they've developed that are firmly rooted in the past. His transformative strategies are the founding principles for Living The Truth and are incisively presented in Living the Truth: Transform Your Life Through the Power of Insight and Honesty.

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Patch Adams

Patch Adams

Dr. Patch Adams travels around the world lecturing on his work and doing theater shows about various aspects of health, particularly dealing with self-care and preservation. He is enthusiastic, perceptive, and a humorous person.

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Kim Alexis

Kim Alexis

Supermodel; Revlon Spokesperson; TV Host; Actress; Health & Fitness Expert. At the age of 18, Kim Alexis was "discovered" by the Elite Talent Agency. She soon moved to New York City and thus began an unbelievable career in the modeling industry. In fact, it's as though the term "supermodel" was coined to describe her.

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Carl Antisell

Carl Antisell

Carl has extensive experience educating young people and their families about mental health issues, as well as advocating for more openness surrounding youth mental health–specifically the challenges and stigma facing youths in recovery. He is one of the founders of the Philadelphia Chapter of Young People in Recovery, a national advocacy organization that attempts to educate the public on the issues faced by young people.

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Holly Atkinson

Holly Atkinson

Dr. Holly Atkinson will explore these five dimensions of optimal well being, offering practical advice from recent medical research mixed with pearls of wisdom handed down through the ages for improving one's emotional, social, intellectual, physical and spiritual well being. "The 5 Keys to Optimal Health" is down-to-earth, warm, funny, and inspirational with loads of take home messages for both sexes and all ages.

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Meredith Baxter

Meredith Baxter

Meredith Baxter has devoted much of her time to speaking out on issues about which she is passionate. A champion of women's rights, she is an active supporter of NARAL and Planned Parenthood. Baxter was involved with The Center to Prevent Handgun Violence and lobbied extensively on behalf of the Brady Bill, the National Crime Bill and gun control measures. She has also worked with members of the California Senate and Assembly on state legislative matters.

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Robert Bazell

Robert Bazell

Chief Science and Medical Correspondent, NBC News A four-time Emmy Award winner and highly acclaimed journalist, Robert Bazell engages audiences with dynamic and perceptive analysis of the most important science, technology and health topics impacting our lives today.

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Amanda Beard

Amanda Beard

Amanda Beard made her first Olympic swimming appearance in 1996 at the age of 14. Beard won one gold and two silver medals at that first Olympic Games and has been a strong competitor since. She went on to win a gold medal, two silvers and a bronze at the next two Olympic Games. Beard is the winner of eight national titles and is a former world record holder.

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Billy Blanks

Billy Blanks

Fitness Expert & Author Fitness Expert: Creator of Tae Bo Workout System. Billy Blanks has crafted a successful career out of teaching people how to get fit utilizing his patented blend of Tae Kwon Do and kick boxing. Billy Blanks appearances on infomercials and in classes in Los Angeles have been helping people work out by Tae Bo since the late 1980s.

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Jill Bolte Taylor

Jill Bolte Taylor

Scientist and Author, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a trained and published neuroanatomist. Her specialty was in the postmortem investigation of the human brain as it relates to schizophrenia and the severe mental illnesses.

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Marc Brown

Marc Brown

"When my three sisters and I were growing up near Erie, Pennsylvania, our grandmother Thora told us the most wonderful stories. Back then I never dreamed I would grow up to tell stories of my own," says Marc Brown. "But when my first son, Tolon, was born, I started telling him stories. One night our story was about an aardvark named Arthur." Now, Arthur is the star of a series of bestselling books and Emmy award-winning television series on PBS.

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Tracey Cleantis, LMFT

Tracey Cleantis, LMFT

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Joan Collins

Joan Collins

Golden Globe winner and Emmy-nominee, Joan Collins, possesses a star quality that circles the globe. In five decades, she has come to define what it means to be a living legend. As an accomplished actor, author, producer, humanitarian and entrepreneur, Collins has built a career that places her in the unrivaled ranks of international superstar and icon.

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Richie Contartesi

At 12 years old, Richie found a mentor who picked him up and showed him a formula to succeed in life, become the best he could be, and his life changed forever. Now, he does the same for other students. Richie struggled with goals, being bullying, anxiety, depression, and even had suicidal thoughts until he found his first passion, playing football, and turned that into a full D1 football scholarship at Ole Miss standing a staggering 5’7″ and a hefty 150 pounds.

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Dave Dravecky

Dave Dravecky

Dave Dravecky’s story is one of hope, courage and perseverance in the midst of dark and overwhelming uncertainty. In 1988 Dravecky was at the top of his game and life. Not only did he have a wonderful family but he was reaching his all-star peak playing the game of his childhood dreams. His 5-1 opening day victory over the Dodgers was overshadowed later that fall by the discovery of cancer and the removal of half of the deltoid muscle in his pitching arm. For baseball fans worldwide Dave Dravecky etched his name into history on August 10, 1989.

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Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher

An accomplished film actress, Fran Drescher won Esquire Magazine’s Five Minute Oscar for her memorable performance in the mockumentary This is Spinal Tap. She has co-starred in countless films through out her career with the likes of Robin Williams, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Robbins and Billy Crystal. Not to mention such esteemed directors as Rob Reiner, Milos Forman and Francis Ford Coppola. But she is most proud of "Beautician and The Beast" a film she both executive produced as well as starred in with Timothy Dalton.

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Patty Duke

Patty Duke

Patty Duke, Academy Award winning actress, past President of the Screen Actors Guild, and best selling author, has been delighting and challenging audiences for more than 40 years with her work in movies and on television. Her Oscar-winning portrayal of blind, mute and deaf Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" launched Patty as one of America's finest young talents.

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Helen M. Farrell

Award-Winning Harvard Psychiatrist and TEDx Speaker & Writer Helen M. Farrell, M.D. frequently contributes expert psychiatric commentary to the media and press. Dr. Farrell gained recognition for her original JAMA article, “A House Built Out of Madness” which sought to overcome stereotypes of mental illness. Dr. Farrell’s 2015 TEDx Talk, “Creating Hope for Mental Health” has been viewed across the globe and is transforming perceptions of mental illness from stigma into acceptance.

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Craig Feied

Craig Feied

Director, National Institute for Medical Informatics Founding Director, Federal Project ER One General Manager, Azyxxi Health Solutions, MSFT The Future of Healthcare. Dr. Feied's work with technology and medical informatics has been featured on national television (NBC nightly news, CNN, CBS, MSNBC); in publications such as Business 2.0 (eBusinessNow) and Healthcare Informatics; and in many newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.

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Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

As one of the country's leading experts on nutrition and natural healing, Joel Fuhrman, M.D. has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including: Good Morning America, CNN, Good Day NY, TV Food Network, CNBC, and many more. He is the author of Eat To Live: The Revolutionary Plan for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, which was published by Little, Brown & Company in 2003 and has gone through eleven printings in hardcover and six printings in paperback.

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Meredith Baxter

Meredith Baxter

Meredith Baxter has devoted much of her time to speaking out on issues about which she is passionate. A champion of women's rights, she is an active supporter of NARAL and Planned Parenthood. Baxter was involved with The Center to Prevent Handgun Violence and lobbied extensively on behalf of the Brady Bill, the National Crime Bill and gun control measures. She has also worked with members of the California Senate and Assembly on state legislative matters.

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Robert Bazell

Robert Bazell

Chief Science and Medical Correspondent, NBC News A four-time Emmy Award winner and highly acclaimed journalist, Robert Bazell engages audiences with dynamic and perceptive analysis of the most important science, technology and health topics impacting our lives today.

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Joan Collins

Joan Collins

Golden Globe winner and Emmy-nominee, Joan Collins, possesses a star quality that circles the globe. In five decades, she has come to define what it means to be a living legend. As an accomplished actor, author, producer, humanitarian and entrepreneur, Collins has built a career that places her in the unrivaled ranks of international superstar and icon.

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Dave Dravecky

Dave Dravecky

Dave Dravecky’s story is one of hope, courage and perseverance in the midst of dark and overwhelming uncertainty. In 1988 Dravecky was at the top of his game and life. Not only did he have a wonderful family but he was reaching his all-star peak playing the game of his childhood dreams. His 5-1 opening day victory over the Dodgers was overshadowed later that fall by the discovery of cancer and the removal of half of the deltoid muscle in his pitching arm. For baseball fans worldwide Dave Dravecky etched his name into history on August 10, 1989.

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Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher

An accomplished film actress, Fran Drescher won Esquire Magazine’s Five Minute Oscar for her memorable performance in the mockumentary This is Spinal Tap. She has co-starred in countless films through out her career with the likes of Robin Williams, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Robbins and Billy Crystal. Not to mention such esteemed directors as Rob Reiner, Milos Forman and Francis Ford Coppola. But she is most proud of "Beautician and The Beast" a film she both executive produced as well as starred in with Timothy Dalton.

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Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle

The Grammy-award winning Patti LaBelle is well-known as an inspirational speaker who shares a powerful message of hope. She has become almost as well-known for her support of social causes as for her chart-topping music. In recent years, she's worked tirelessly to raise awareness about AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, cancer and foster care. She is also the author of Don't Block the Blessings, a book that chronicles her personal story of emotional survival following traumatic family events and losses.

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Susan Love

Susan Love

Susan M Love, MD, MBA has dedicated her professional life to the eradication of breast cancer. As President of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, she oversees an active research program centered on breast cancer cause and prevention. She is also a Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Christina Pirello

Christina Pirello

Emmy award-winning host of the television series Christina Cooks, Author of multiple healthy cookbooks, and Founder of the Christina Pirello Health Education Initiative nonprofit organization. A life-threatening illness and a dramatic change in diet which saved her became the impetus for the lifestyle that Christina Pirello has fully embraced and educated others about.

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Holly Robinson Peete

Holly Robinson Peete

Holly Robinson Peete is a celebrity actress on shows such as “21 Jump Street” and “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”, as well as her day-tim talk show called "The Talk". She also speakers and fights for cancer patients and children with Autism. While Holly Robinson Peete is probably best known to many for her roles as an actress on such hit television shows as “21 Jump Street” and “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper.”

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Paula Deen

Paula Deen

As a young mother, Paula was living the American dream, married to her high school sweetheart and raising two adorable boys, when tragedy struck. Her parents died, her marriage failed, and she began a prolonged battle with agoraphobia. With her boys in their teens and her family near homelessness, Paula took her last $200, reached deep inside her soul and started “The Bag Lady,” a home-based catering company that marked the start of Deen’s professional cooking.

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Christina Pirello

Christina Pirello

Emmy award-winning host of the television series Christina Cooks, Author of multiple healthy cookbooks, and Founder of the Christina Pirello Health Education Initiative nonprofit organization. A life-threatening illness and a dramatic change in diet which saved her became the impetus for the lifestyle that Christina Pirello has fully embraced and educated others about.

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Al Rosas

Al Rosas

Award-winning environmentalist, nutritionist, and global eco-consultant, Author of The Organic Chef, Columnist for the Ocala Business Journal, and Manager of Rosas Farms. Known as “The Organic Chef,” award-winning environmentalist, nutritionist, global eco-consultant, radio talk show guest, and author Al Rosas, CCP is famous for his expertise of organics and eco-consciousness.

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Aaron Sanchez

Aaron Sanchez

Host of Food Network's "Chef vs. City"; Executive Chef & Owner of NYC restaurants Centrico and Paladar. Through his appearances on competitive Food Network shows like “Iron Chef America” and “Chopped,” Aaron Sanchez has established himself not only as one of the foremost television chefs but also as a fierce competitor.

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Patch Adams

Patch Adams

Dr. Patch Adams travels around the world lecturing on his work and doing theater shows about various aspects of health, particularly dealing with self-care and preservation. He is enthusiastic, perceptive, and a humorous person.

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Carl Antisell

Carl Antisell

Carl has extensive experience educating young people and their families about mental health issues, as well as advocating for more openness surrounding youth mental health–specifically the challenges and stigma facing youths in recovery. He is one of the founders of the Philadelphia Chapter of Young People in Recovery, a national advocacy organization that attempts to educate the public on the issues faced by young people.

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Amanda Beard

Amanda Beard

Amanda Beard made her first Olympic swimming appearance in 1996 at the age of 14. Beard won one gold and two silver medals at that first Olympic Games and has been a strong competitor since. She went on to win a gold medal, two silvers and a bronze at the next two Olympic Games. Beard is the winner of eight national titles and is a former world record holder.

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Jill Bolte Taylor

Jill Bolte Taylor

Scientist and Author, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a trained and published neuroanatomist. Her specialty was in the postmortem investigation of the human brain as it relates to schizophrenia and the severe mental illnesses.

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Tracey Cleantis, LMFT

Tracey Cleantis, LMFT

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Beverly Cobain

Beverly Cobain

Bev Cobain is a Registered Nurse with credentials in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. She is a nationally recognized speaker and workshop facilitator on issues of depression awareness, suicide prevention/intervention, and family healing following the death of a loved one to suicide. Bev’s own experiences of sexual abuse, panic disorder, alcoholism, major depression, and suicidality are key in her understanding of the struggles of others who struggle with these issues. Kurt Cobain’s suicide was the most public of three suicides in her family, and one that affirmed her determination to help others to heal. Bev was the first recipient of the “Green Ribbon” award, given annually by the National Mental Health Association in recognition of her efforts to help youth cope with depression. She is author of When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens, (Free Spirit, 1996 & 2006), and coauthor of the acclaimed, Dying to Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families after a Suicide

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Richie Contartesi

At 12 years old, Richie found a mentor who picked him up and showed him a formula to succeed in life, become the best he could be, and his life changed forever. Now, he does the same for other students. Richie struggled with goals, being bullying, anxiety, depression, and even had suicidal thoughts until he found his first passion, playing football, and turned that into a full D1 football scholarship at Ole Miss standing a staggering 5’7″ and a hefty 150 pounds.

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Patty Duke

Patty Duke

Patty Duke, Academy Award winning actress, past President of the Screen Actors Guild, and best selling author, has been delighting and challenging audiences for more than 40 years with her work in movies and on television. Her Oscar-winning portrayal of blind, mute and deaf Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" launched Patty as one of America's finest young talents.

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Helen M. Farrell

Award-Winning Harvard Psychiatrist and TEDx Speaker & Writer Helen M. Farrell, M.D. frequently contributes expert psychiatric commentary to the media and press. Dr. Farrell gained recognition for her original JAMA article, “A House Built Out of Madness” which sought to overcome stereotypes of mental illness. Dr. Farrell’s 2015 TEDx Talk, “Creating Hope for Mental Health” has been viewed across the globe and is transforming perceptions of mental illness from stigma into acceptance.

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Dennis Gillan

Dennis helps tear down the walls of silence which have surrounded the issues of mental health, depression, and suicide. He infuses his passion and humor into a tough subject which touches everyone in the audience.

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Kevin Hines

Kevin Hines

Kevin continues to speak to over three hundred thousand people about a firsthand experience with suicidal thoughts and his eventual attempted suicide. He is one of 33 Golden Gate Bridge jump survivors. Less than 2% of those people who have survived the jump, have regained full mobility as Kevin has. He is the sole survivor actively spreading the message of living mentally well and the prevention of suicide. Hines is a powerful, honest, and intimate presenter, and a phenomenal writer.

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Marie Osmond

Marie Osmond

Singer, actress, television personality, businessperson. Born Olive Marie Osmond on October 13, 1959, in Ogden, Utah. While she has achieved a number of successes as a solo artist, an actress, and a businessperson, Marie Osmond is often best remembered for her collaboration with her brother as the singing duo Donny and Marie.

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Dr. Dan Reidenberg

Dr. Dan Reidenberg is the Executive Director of SAVE and is the principle speaker for the organization. He is a recognized leader in the field of suicide prevention and has spoken nationally and internationally on suicide prevention and grief support to more than 350,000 people.

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Josh Rivedal

Josh Rivedal

Josh Rivedal wears many hats. Josh Rivedal is a motivational public speaker, life coach, playwright, producer, business and career consultant, and ordained minister. When not working, Josh Rivedal enjoys a nice Pinot Noir, a good historical fiction book, traveling when possible, Tae Kwon Do, and learning new languages.

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Anne Moss Rogers

Anne Moss Rogers is an author and an emotionally naked professional public speaker. She is a registered trainer for safeTALK, suicide alertness for everyone and certified in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) in addition to additional trainings.

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Bobby Schindler

Bobby Schindler

Bobby Schindler is the executive director of the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation. Schindler’s life took a dramatic and unexpected turn in February of 1990 when his older sister, Terri, suddenly collapsed and was left with a profound brain injury. When Terri’s husband sought court permission to starve and dehydrate her to death, Schindler was suddenly propelled into a public life he’d never wanted or imagined. He became Terri’s primary public advocate, speaking in defense of his sister’s life on numerous national television and radio programs.

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Shawn Christopher Shea

Shawn Christopher Shea

Dr. Shea is the Director of the Training Institute for Suicide Assessment and Clinical Interviewing (www.suicideassessment.com), a training and consultation service providing workshops, consultations, and quality assurance design in mental health assessments. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Dartmouth Medical School.

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Kelly Walker Stone

Kelly Walker Stone

Kelly Walker-Stone is a leading Substance Abuse Counselor and Drug and Alcohol Prevention Speaker. Kelly is a Prescription Drug Abuse Activist who specializes in educating audiences by speaking about Drug and Alcohol Prevention and the prevention of prescription drug abuse.

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Terry Wise

Terry Wise

Widowed at 35 following her spouse’s death from Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), and after surviving a near-fatal suicide attempt, Terry Wise spent the next several years in treatment. A former Boston trial attorney, Wise has since devoted her life to international public speaking and full-time writing. She has traveled to all 50 states and hundreds of cities to appear as a keynote speaker, continuing education instructor and workshop presenter—speaking to both the general public and professionals on topics related to depression, grief, long-term caregiving, suicide prevention, and the process of recovery.

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Julie Woodley

Julie Woodley

Julie Woodley is the founder and director of Restoring the Heart Ministries, Inc. A speaker, author, and counselor, Woodley holds an M.A. in counseling and a certificate in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary. She is also currently finishing her M.Div., and her Chaplain Training. She is a certified trauma counselor and was ordained in 2000. Julie draws from personal experiences and the healing she has found in Christ to share hope and healing with other victims of trauma.

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