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Mike Veny Mental Health Speaker

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Mike? ?Veny? ?Introduction NOTE:?? ?Mike? ?Veny’s? ?last? ?name? ?is? ?pronounced? “Vee-Knee” 
 
Our? ?next? ?guest? ?managed? ?to? ?overcome? ?a? ?lifetime? ?of? ?mental? ?health? ?challenges? ?to? ?become a? ?professional? ?drummer? ?and? ?one? ?of? ?America’s? ?leading? ?mental? ?health? ?speakers.? ?His advocacy? ?work? ?has? ?been? ?featured? ?on? ?ABC,? ?NBC,? ?CBS? ?news.? ?? ?As? ?a? ?2017? ?PM360? ?ELITE Award? ?Winner,? ?Mike? ?was? ?recognized? ?as? ?one? ?of? ?the? ?100? ?most? ?influential? ?people? ?in? ?the healthcare? ?industry.  
 
He? ?is? ?also? ?a? ?writer? ?for? ?Corporate? ?Wellness? ?Magazine,? ?HealthCentral.com,? ?and? ?delivered a? ?TEDx? ?Talk,? ?titled? ?“Mental? ?Illness? ?is? ?an? ?Asset.”? ?He’s? ?worked? ?with? ?a? ?variety? ?of companies? ?including? ?United? ?Auto? ?Workers? ?-? ?General? ?Motors,? ?The? ?Wounded? ?Warrior Project? ?and? ?an? ?I.T.? ?team? ?for? ?the? ?CIA? ?and? ?the? ?FBI.He? ?starred? ?in? ?several? ?OC87? ?Recovery Diaries? ?documentary? ?films,? ?two? ?of? ?which? ?were? ?featured? ?at? ?the? ?2017? ?Reel? ?Minds? ?Film series. 
 
In? ?his? ?spare? ?time,? ?he? ?enjoys? ?exercising,? ?meditating,? ?and? ?enjoying? ?a? ?good? ?meal? ?with friends.? ?He? ?lives? ?in? ?New? ?York? ?City? ?and? ?is? ?addicted? ?to? ?buying? ?luggage,? ?travel? ?accessories and? ?the? ?latest? ?packing? ?techniques.? ?His? ?packing? ?checklist? ?is? ?one? ?of? ?his? ?most? ?prized possessions. 
 
Helping? ?us? ?TRANSFORM? ?STIGMA? ?today? ?is? ?Mike? ?Veny.? ??Please? ?give? ?us? ?a? ?hand? ?in welcoming? ?him? ?to? ?the? ?stage. 

Mike’s path to becoming a public speaker became evident at an early age. He convinced the staff at psychiatric hospitals to discharge him three times during his childhood. I

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