Join the Speakers Bureau

Stopping Stigma in our community will take the voices of many. If you are living with a mental illness, have a friend or loved one living with a mental illness, or want to support our efforts, join the Stop Stigma Sacramento Speakers Bureau and:

  • Share your personal story about living with mental illness
  • Promote positive attitudes about living with mental illness
  • Share messages of wellness, hope and recovery

Public speaking experience is not necessary. An orientation and training will be provided for all new Speakers Bureau participants.

Click here for the Speakers Bureau application form and follow the submission directions on the bottom of the application. New speaker orientation and training sessions are held 2-3 times yearly. A member of the Stop Stigma Sacramento team will contact you with more information after your application is received.

Request a Speaker

Click here if you would like to have a member of our Speakers Bureau speak at an upcoming event. Please complete the request form and follow the submission directions at the bottom of the application.

Did You Know?

Abraham Lincoln lived with severe depression and Winston Churchill lived with bipolar disorder.

Countless successful actors, writers, musicians and artists have lived with mental illness, including: Catherine Zeta Jones, Carrie Fisher, Margot Kidder and Ludwig van Beethoven.

News broadcasters Jane Pauley and Mike Wallace have publicly documented their bipolar disorder and clinical depression.

Olympian gold medalist Michael Phelps frequently discusses his Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder. Other famous athletes with mental illness include Golden Glove winner Jimmy Piersall, baseball players Dontrelle Willis and Zack Greinke and former football greats Lionel Aldridge, Herschel Walker and Greg Montgomery.

Read on to find out what's being done — and how you can help.

This program is funded by the Division of Behavioral Health Services through the voter approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).