2.5 Seconds Changed My Life: An Evening with Jordan Burnham
Minding Your Mind is hosting a free community mental health education event in honor of Mental Health Month! We invite you to join us at the Worcester Pop Up for an evening with Jordan Burnham. Jordan is a nationally recognized public speaker and mental health advocate. He discusses the mental health issues and disorders that affect so many of us. He is a survivor of a suicide attempt during his senior year in high school and shares his powerful story of fighting depression and finding recovery. More About Jordan: When Jordan was a high school student, he seemed to have it all. But the smiling happy face was a mask he wore to cover the anxiety and depression that lay beneath the surface. Soon he was drinking and his grades were falling, and he was finally diagnosed with depression. A year later, he found himself in a treatment center. Shortly after that, he attempted to end his life. Now, Jordan speaks out about his struggles, a messenger of hope for others that although we can’t choose the things that happen to us we CAN choose how we cope with them. Jordan has been speaking on his story and mental health all over the country for the last 8 years. He’s spoken in 32 different states and 3 different countries. His presentation is meant to inspire, educate, and allow others to know they’re not alone. He has been featured in People Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and USA Today. Jordan has appeared on ESPN’s E:60 and Outside the Lines, as well as Dr. Phil, The Ricki Lake Show, CNN, the Early Show and Good Morning America. He has been featured in three documentaries and his piece, “Unbreakable” with E:60 was nominated for an Emmy. More About Minding Your Mind: Minding Your Mind provides evidence-based mental health education to youth, parents, staff and faculty. Treatment is available, yet only 3 out of 10 individuals needing help actually seek help, which makes it incredibly important for professionals to know the warning signs and what to do. Minding Your Mind Programs move away from crisis based response to prevention through education. Our goal is to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues, while increasing education and help-seeking behavior.