17 & 18

May 2019

Reducing Mental Health Disparities Through Sustaining and
Strengthening Healthy Communities: Increasing Knowledge through Research, Education and Practice

Mariel Hemingway

Mariel Hemingway is a celebrity, prolific author, healthy, lifestyle-brand entrepreneur, and a tireless mental health awareness and suicide prevention program advocate. She focuses on topics including: mind-body-spirit optimization, purposeful living, and mental health related issues.

As a speaker, Hemingway shares her own evocative story about growing up in a home with great challenges in order to inspire others to overcome their own tribulations. Hemingway seeks to cultivate compassion and understanding and to break down the stigma so often associated with the discussion of mental illness.
In a high-tech world, Mariel is considered an expert in high-touch solutions which facilitate finding one’s authentic voice while experiencing the greatest sense of personal power, life balance, joy, fitness, authenticity and peace of mind.

In 2014, Mariel and Oprah Winfrey executively produced, Running From Crazy, an Emmy nominated documentary that focuses on the seven most recent suicides in the Hemingway family.

Mariel’s best-selling books include:

  • Finding My Balance: A Memoir with Yoga, a story that reflects her life’s journey through the lens of her yoga and meditation practices.
  • Healthy Living from the Inside Out, a how-to guide on finding a greater sense of balance and meaning through self-empowering techniques and strategies.

Mariel’s 2015 book releases include:

  • Out Came The Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family, a memoir about growing up and escaping the tragic legacy of mental illness, suicide, addiction, and depression in one of America’s most famous families.
  • Invisible Girl, a tender engaging book written in diary form for teen and tweens.

Visit marielhemingway.com for more information about Mariel.

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