MOTIVATIONAL SPEECHES THAT CREATE DIALOGUE ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
Riley Juntti, a junior at Oakland University, helped create “13 Reasons Why NOT”, centered on Netflix’s show “13 Reason’s Why”, in which the lead character leaves behind tapes blaming 13 people for her suicide. Instead of placing blame however, 13 students from Oxford High School, one per morning, would start morning announcement to 1,800 fellow students by sharing an emotionally vulnerable place they had been through and thanking someone who had helped them out of it. Feedback was instant and national with over 100 major news organizations picking up the story (Featured on Nightline, Washington Post, NPR’s Best Youth News Stories of 2017, Netflix, and USA Today). Topics of abuse, struggling home life, bullying, homophobia and special needs, now released to the whole nation.
Riley is now a international public speaker that educates health organizations, schools, and media about mental health/suicide awareness. Her speeches are critically acclaimed across the country for bringing hope to a tough topic and giving communities tangible stories of recovery after mental illness.
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SERVICES I OFFER
KEY NOTE ADDRESSES
Riley offers national key note addresses structured to fit your organizations and communities needs. Attendees will walk away with background on the "13 Reasons Why NOT" program, an increased knowledge of suicide prevention, the tools of vulnerability and a call for change. Key notes are offered at various lengths and locations depending on availability.
Workshops dive deeper into the tools and language needed to address suicide and mental illness. Workshops usually take place in a smaller setting with direct staff or students. Workshops include hands on demonstrations, take-home resources, and a more intimate look into the mental health field.
Riley is available for podcasts, video interviews and documentaries about her work and experience with mental illness. Her work has been featured on Netflix, Nightline, The Best News Stories of 2017 by NPR, Zendesk, TEDx, and over 100 other media outlets. Interviews are based on time availability and location.