Mental Health Speaker Jordan Burnham

Posted by Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services on May 21, 2018

Please join Mental Health First Aid, Philadelphia on Wednesday May 30, 2018, at Temple University as we listen to an inspiring presentation by Jordan Burnham. Jordan is a professional mental health speaker from Active Minds who speaks out about his struggles with anxiety and depression. His presentation is meant to inspire, educate and allow others to know they’re not alone.

A popular student athlete, Jordan Burnham was elected Freshman Class President, got good grades and had a loving family, including an older sister he adored. But the smiling happy face was a mask he wore to cover the anxiety and depression that lay beneath the surface—fear that he wasn’t good enough, difficulty with the transition into high school, pressure to excel academically as well as in sports. A year later, he found himself in a treatment center, and not long after that, in a hospital bed, following a suicide attempt. Now, Jordan speaks out about his struggles, a messenger of hope for others- that although we can’t choose the things that happen to us we CAN choose how we cope with them.

Jordan has been featured in People Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and USA Today. Jordan has appeared on ESPN’s E:60 and Outside the Lines, as well as Dr. Phil, The Ricki Lake Show, CNN, the Early Show and Good Morning America. He has been featured in three documentaries and his piece, “Unbreakable” with E:60 was nominated for an Emmy.


Location: Temple University- Kiva Auditorium, Ritter Annex Building, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19122

When: Wednesday May 30, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Sponsored by: The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual DisAbility Services

Light Refreshments will be served after Jordan’s presentation. A resource table will have Mental Health information available.

Mental Health First Aid, Philadelphia, is on a mission to increase the mental health literacy of all individuals who live, work or study in Philadelphia. Our goal is to train 50,000 people in Mental Health First Aid by 2020.

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