PRESENTATION: One Conversation to Change A Life
One conversation has the capability to change a student's life. Just one. Detailing his lived experiences battling depression, anxiety, suicide attempts, psychiatric hospital visits, a year-long stay at a rehab center, and loss of loved ones to graduating college, becoming a published author, speaking across the country, and starting a family, Greg gives us a new way to look at hope; through conversations. Ordinary, everyday conversations, like the ones that unexpectedly happened to him. A conversation with a high school Spanish teacher that changed the course of his mental health journey. A conversation with a man on an airplane that changed what faith means to him. And a conversation with a girl on a cruise ship who later would become his wife. This keynote will normalize the mental health conversation through a focus on storytelling, conversations, and relationships. The stories told through Greg's speech will give students hope, encouragement, and confidence by providing the following truths embedded throughout the presentation:
- Current circumstances don't define our future.
- We are not alone in our thoughts, feelings, or circumstances.
- Our lives often flow in the direction of our strongest thoughts.
- We can have struggles and live a life of joy and purpose.
- We must give ourselves permission to experience two emotions at the same time; joy and sadness, confidence and doubt, excitement and fear, among others.
- Every student has a unique calling on their life.
- One conversation can change or even save someone's life.
Audience: All college students, fraternity and sorority members, etc.