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ABOUT ME

Youth Fostering Vulnerability in Youth

Riley is a International Public Speaker and a certified Crisis Intervention Counselor who teaches on using vulnerability to help those at risk for suicide. She uses both personal testimony from her battle with mental illness and hands-on work with youth to break silence and stigma surrounding mental health. She is now the face of Netflix's social campaign "Tell Them" which inspires story sharing to overcome struggle. Riley is currently earning her bachelors in Clinical Psychology at Oakland University. 

 

 Long term goals for her is to educate students, parents, and schools on building a culture of support to decrease mental health stigma.

RECENT APPEARANCES

A brief overview about some of Riley's recent appearances.
Feel free to email for a full list of work experience.

NATIONAL IN/AN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONFERENCE

August 16th, 2017

Riley was the key note address at the National Indian Native/Alaskan Native Behavioral Health Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This conference served over 700 Native American mental health providers from every tribe in the United States.

CULTURE OF GENTLENESS CONFERENCE'S

August 10th 2017 and January 26th, 2018, May 2019

Riley was the key note address at the Culture of Gentleness conferences in Ann Arbor and Auburn Hills, Michigan as well as Saskatchewan, Canada. Culture of Gentleness aims to support individuals with developmental disabilities or mental illness through human connection and compassion. Their goal is to look beyond an individuals behaviors to understand what they need to feel supported.

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 

November 2018

Riley was the keynote at AAMFT's national conference in Louisville, Kentucky alongside Dylan Koss and Dr. Andrea Wittenborn of Michigan State University. They presented "13 Reasons Why NOT" and the scientific research conducted about the project that Riley co-authored. This keynote reached thousands of therapists spanning across the United States.