Top Mental Health Speakers for Speaking Engagements in 2021

Aug 02 2021

Because of their expert knowledge and powerful message, mental health speakers are among the most popular speakers in 2021. Since millions of employees have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, top mental health speakers are in high demand.


The speakers featured below are inspirational, often revealing ways to increase mental resilience at their events. Browse our list of mental health speakers before contacting a virtual booking agent to find a speaker for an event.


Zak Williams


Zachary Pym Williams, also known as Zak Williams, is the son of Robin Williams, the famous comedian and actor. Williams is currently involved with several non-profit organizations that help to improve humanity. His humanitarian efforts include teaching financial literacy to prisoners and increasing mental health awareness. In addition to sitting on the boards of many charity organizations, Williams also works for


Tom Voss


Tom Voss is a combat veteran, mental health advocate, yoga and meditation instructor, and author. One of Voss’s works includes the book, Where War Ends: A Combat Veteran’s 2700-Mile Journey to Heal. He is also the subject of Almost Sunrise, an Emmy-nominated documentary that won the Moving Mountains Award in 2016. Voss was also featured in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Hollywood Reporter, and more. The features highlighted his work empowering veterans to overcome moral wounds. During his presentations, Voss lectures about his journey of hope and recovery. Voss has presented at Google, Harvard Club of New York City, New York University, and the US Congress.


Mariel Hemingway


Mariel Hemingway is an actress who has received several award nominations during her career. Hemingway made her acting debut in Lipstick, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. She also received Academy and BAFTA Award nominations for her role in Manhattan. In the 1990s, Hemingway's career declined due to mental health issues. She has since appeared in and co-produced yoga and holistic lifestyle videos and published a memoir. The memoir, Finding My Balance, came out in 2002 and another, Out Came the Sun, in 2015. At the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary film, Running from Crazy, premiered. Hemingway contributed to the documentary about her family’s history of suicide, substance abuse, and mental illness. For her role in the documentary, Hemingway won a humanitarian award from the San Diego Film Festival in October 2013.


Dascha Polanco


Dascha Polanco is a Dominican-born actress who moved to the United States at a young age. Polanco is best known for her role as Dayanara Diaz in Netflix’s original series Orange Is the New Black. In addition to acting, she uses her platform to help others in need. Polanco's story about losing her mother, becoming a single teenage mother, and suffering with self-esteem has captured the public's attention. Numerous awards, including the ALMA Awards, HOLA Awards, and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, have acknowledged her work. Polanco is also a member of the Starfish Foundation’s Board of Directors. This foundation gives financial help to ambitious young women who lack the resources they need.


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