Music as Medicine? Meet Kai Roberts, New Active Minds Speaker

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Kai Roberts photo 3For as long as I can remember, I’ve been inspired by the sound of music. However, I would have never imagined that I could inspire others with it. While music has always been my confidant,
I never needed it more than after my sophomore year of college when I started dealing with an anxiety disorder.

An anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that is characterized by a constant, overwhelming feeling of worry and fear. Anxiety is a normal human emotion; however an anxiety disorder is a serious illness that has the potential to cause much distress in everyday life.

Dealing with my disorder, my family and I decided that taking a semester off from school would be in my best interest. Continue Reading

Hot Summer, Cool New Speakers

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I don’t know about you, but I usually think of July as a pretty sleepy, quiet month (except for July 4, of course, which is pretty loud and sparkly). This July is different, though, because I have the pleasure of announcing two new speakers to the Active Minds Speakers Bureau, and that is BIG, EXCITING and NOISY news!

Kai Roberts and Pablo Campos come to us from two very different backgrounds but with a common thread that runs deeply through all the Active Minds speakers—a personal story
of mental health struggle, diagnosis and journey to wellness. These two young guys bring their unique chronicles of mental health disorder and the roads they traveled along the way to realization, activism and recovery. Continue Reading