Helen Farrell

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 Helen Farrell

Award winning Harvard psychiatrist and international speaker – Dr. Helen Farrell is a mental health and addictions expert. Helen creatively blends the art of storytelling with informative commentary to help your company take care of your greatest asset – employees. Helen energizes the work force by dispelling fears of anxiety, depression, and alcoholism. She can help your employees recognize how mental health matters can interfere with motivation and workplace productivity, thereby affecting your bottom-line! In addition, Helen can help your company develop strategies aimed at caring for the mental health needs of your employees, and she provides executive coaching– teaching employees how to leverage psychiatric symptoms to their advantage for enhanced career success. Helen is frequently sought after by the mass media for expert and authoritative commentary on mental health, wellness and forensics. Her bright and fresh perspective has been featured in The New York Times, Psychology Today, NPR, The Boston Globe and The Huffington Post. Helen’s TEDx Talk, Creating Hope for Mental Health, and TED-Ed animated short-film, What is Depression?, have been viewed by millions.

Creating Hope for Mental Health

What do you think about when you hear the phrase mental illness? Helen Farrell talks about the false perceptions of mental illness and what we need to do about them.

Speech Topics

Creating Hope for Mental Health

Dr. Farrell’s TEDx Talk, Creating Hope for Mental Health, has become a movement. There is a significant clash between society’s understanding of mental illness and their acceptance of it. Dr. Farrell uses storytelling and facts to highlight the importance of mental health awareness and offers solutions for individuals, employers, and leaders in this passionate, inspiring and relatable talk.

Reordering Disorder

There are a number of personalities that we encounter on a day-to-day basis. But what if these transcended everyday quirks and put you or your company in real danger? The paranoid co-worker, narcissistic boss, or unstable peer can lead to a hostile and unproductive working environment. This talk educates high performers about the myriad of unhealthy personalities they will likely encounter and how to resolve conflict in a productive manner.

Executives

How to Achieve Work-Life Balance

The modern businessperson faces many challenges such as maximizing career potential, mindfully managing stress, and preserving family values. Enjoyment and balance are at increasing risk in our frenetic lives. This talk is an experience in self-discovery and inspiration that focuses on bringing our best strengths to each day.

Addicted to Hope

A motivational talk about the power of possibility and recovery from addictions. Substance abuse is a major public health crisis and anyone can be affected by it. Based off her popular article in The Fix, Dr. Farrell brings to life real stories of addicts and one surprising fact – the modern addict is high functioning! We can all be affected by addictions and there is much to lose. Dr. Farrell enlightens audiences about the warning signs that necessitate attention and help.

The Upside of Mental Health

Making Symptoms Work FOR You

It takes the average person struggling with psychiatric symptoms over 10 years to seek out help. Many people are left to wonder in isolation, "What's wrong with me?" But what if there was a way that you could use your symptoms to your advantage? It’s true – many symptoms have an upside! They can even be channeled in a healthy way where they work for rather than against you. This talk walks the audience through a range of symptoms including mood, thought and anxiety disorders and provides practical tips on how to leverage the symptoms for enhanced performance at work and at home.

Terror & Tragedy

Taking Back Control

In a world full of tragedy, many are left feeling helpless and fearful. Anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder can even result. But what if there was a way that you could transform those undesirable feelings into control and security?

Dr. Farrell, who has often given expert commentary after terrorist attacks, will describe to audiences how they can regain control of their lives and help their families feel safe – even in the most harrowing of circumstances.

Full Bio

Award winning Harvard psychiatrist and international speaker - Dr.Farrell is a mental health and addictions expert. Helen creatively blends the art of storytelling with informative commentary to help your company take care of your greatest asset – employees. Helen energizes the work force by dispelling fears of anxiety, depression, and alcoholism. She can help your employees recognize how mental health matters can interfere with motivation and workplace productivity, thereby affecting your bottom-line! In addition, Helen can help your company develop strategies aimed at caring for the mental health needs of your employees, and she provides executive coaching– teaching employees how to leverage psychiatric symptoms to their advantage for enhanced career success.

Helen is frequently sought after by the mass media for expert and authoritative commentary on mental health, wellness and forensics. Her bright and fresh perspective has been featured in The New York Times, Psychology Today, NPR, The Boston Globe and The Huffington Post. Helen’s TEDx Talk, Creating Hope for Mental Health, and TED-Ed animated short-film, What is Depression?, have been viewed by millions.

Based in Boston, Helen is available for travel to your next corporate event and also for private consultations within your business. Helen, a Trinity College Dublin graduate, enjoys traveling back to Ireland and agrees with George Bernard Shaw who said, “Life isn’t about finding yourself…Life is about creating yourself.” With this spirit in mind, Helen can help your employees create themselves into successful leaders that grow your business.

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