Speakers / Mental Health Experts

Robert R. Blume

Robert R. Blume

Robert R. Blume, the President of IMHF, is a seasoned entertainment producer and talent manager with a long standing commitment to social causes.

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He has served as the Executive Producer of the Annual DRAMA DESK AWARDS from 1999 to 2018, and has been involved in various philanthropic efforts, including the Jerry Lewis Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Recently, he produced virtual concerts for the Entertainment Community Fund and a one-man comedy show on mental health. Blume also serves as the VP of Entertainment for the TYL Network and manages over 100 clients through his company, Step Forward Entertainment. He has been a Tony and DRAMA DESK AWARDS voter for over two decades.

Catherine Clark

Catherine Clark

Catherine Clark, M.Ed. is a mental health expert and licenced psychotherapist with more than 25 years of experience working on the front lines of suicide and trauma intervention.

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An award winning speaker and corporate wellness consultant, she is the author of Gifts in Dark Packages—a Mental Health Resiliency Roadmap for transforming adversity into strength and joy—the Dark Gift. With a passion for creating psychologically safe workplaces, Catherine has trained thousands of adults across diverse sectors, from the Canadian Arctic’s Inuit & Dene populations to multinational corporations.

Catherine authentically shares her own “dark gift” of depression and suicidal ideation to reduce the stigma of mental disorders. She encourages organizations to be more inclusive and supportive of all employees—especially someone with a diagnosed mental disorder—ensuring all employees have the allyship and accommodations needed to soar!

Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller is a dedicated advocate for mental health, a prolific writer, and a compassionate mother.

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Committed to dismantling the stigma around mental illness, she has authored ten books and plays that shed light on the subject.

For 15 years, she has supported her son, a professional golfer with bipolar disorder, both personally and through a one-man show that shares his experiences.

Elizabeth’s advocacy and storytelling have made her a beacon of hope, proving that compassion and determination can drive meaningful change in mental health awareness.

Frank King

Frank King

Frank King is the Mental Health Comedian and Suicide Prevention Speaker whose comedic brilliance is underscored by his two-decade stint as a writer for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show.

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He has worked with Joan Rivers, Dennis Miller, Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen, Rosie, Steve Harvey and many others.  He has also turned his own battles with depression into 11 TEDx Talks.

Kimberly King

Kimberly King

Kimberly King is an award-winning author and educator specializing in sexual abuse prevention. Certified by D2L.org and a hotline counselor, she’s committed to child safety.

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Endorsed by top institutions for her prevention books, she began as a women’s health peer counselor. Author of “I Said No!” and an upcoming book, she’s a mental health advocate and caregiver to her son.

Kimberly offers in-person and online training to empower communities.

Pat Labez

Pat Labez

Pat Labez, known as “The Joyful Sage,” is an advocate for seniors, blending her roles as an award-winning author, actress, and producer to redefine retirement through the arts.

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She found Third Act Encore and serves as Vice President and Secretary of the International Mental Health Foundation. After overcoming a brain tumor, she returned to show business in her 60s, taking roles in TV shows, like New Amsterdam and Blue Bloods, and producing award-winning films.

Pat has also been involved in various senior advisory programs, including the Alzheimer’s Association and AARP, focusing on mental health issues among the elderly.

Her personal slogan is, “A joyful heart is the beat of life,” emphasizing the importance of finding joy at every stage of life.

Carrol Mendelson

Carrol Mendelson

Carrol Mendelson is an award-winning playwright, having written for both theater and film.

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Shortly after the death of her son, Carrol wrote “Imperfect Seed,” a play based on her son’s struggle with mental illness and subsequent suicide. She became involved in The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention where she sat on the Board of Directors for both the Florida and Los Angeles chapters.

She created Awareness Through The Arts, a memorial fund to bring awareness of mental health issues to the public.

Mohini Ranganathan, MD

Mohini Ranganathan, MD

Mohini Ranganathan, MD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Staff Psychiatrist at Yale School of Medicine.

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“I was so inspired by Chris’ story (Cheese Fries & Chili Dips) and performance! It will stay with me for a while”
– Mohini Ranganathan, MD

Yasmine Saad

Yasmine Saad

Dr. Yasmine Saad is an award-winning NYC psychologist and 2x international best-selling author.

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Known as “The Wise Psychologist” and honored by Forbes alongside figures like Tony Robbins, Dr. Saad is celebrated for her Inner Message Approach™.

This transformative method helps individuals decode thoughts and emotions to overcome negative patterns and unlock their true potential. USA Today described her as a “visionary”: “Dr. Yasmine Saad is redefining how we understand the human mind, combining wisdom and revolutionary techniques. Her unique approach transcends conventional boundaries, making her one of the leading figures enriching the world of psychology today.“  Her expertise has been recognized at the national and international levels as a seasoned practitioner and an educator.

As the founder of Madison Park Psychological Services, Dr. Saad heads an elite team of the top 5% of psychologists, trained in her Inner Message Approach™. They offer specialized holistic care to a multicultural clientele, blending ancient Eastern wisdom to address modern Western challenges. By applying the Inner Message Approach™ specifically developed by Dr. Saad, she and her team have helped countless adults, couples, and children achieve wellness in a short period of time.

During the one-on-one coaching services and group coaching services, coaching clients will be educated on the Inner Message Approach™ so that they can practice in their private moments, whenever the situation arises where more clarity can benefit the coaching clients’ lives. This approach not only empowers clients with the knowledge to heal themselves but also allows them to see themselves more clearly — hence our slogan “You See You, the Essence of You™”.

As an internationally acclaimed speaker, Dr. Yasmine Saad educates the public on her Inner Message Approach™ and has shared stages with icons like Deepak Chopra, Dr. Shefali, Les Brown, and others. Her groundbreaking insights have been featured in 100+ media outlets, including ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, Fox, and more, solidifying her reputation as a leading psychology and personal development authority.

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