I help youth and adults talk about tough topics like mental illness and build supportive, positive communities.

When we discuss mental illness and suicide, we strip the stigma that shames teens into silence.

Julie Connor, Ed.D. is a school assembly speaker, master storyteller, and mental health advocate who helps youth and adults talk about tough topics like mental illness and suicide.  She shows schools, churches, and community organizations how to build positive and safe communities of support for children and teens.

Julie trains teens to be peer leaders.  When teen leaders are prepared to support their peers, they are four times more likely to refer a suicidal friend to a caring adult (National Institute of Health, 2010).

She equips adults with skills to support teen leaders and engage in authentic dialogue with youth.  She provides resources for those struggling with mental illness, their families, and adults who care about them.

Dr. Connor empowers others with communication skills to build strong relationships and resolve conflict.  She is the author of an award-winning personal goal-setting book, Dreams to Action Trailblazer’s Guide.

Contact Julie and invite her to speak at your next school assembly or event.

Invite  Julie  to  speak  at  your  school  assembly  or  event!