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David Bartley

Like most people, David Bartley has seen his fair share of successes and setbacks: from directing a nationally recognized nonprofit to battling a life-threatening mental illness.

But over the last seven years, David has successfully navigated from the isolation of mental “hellness” to the inclusive space of mental wellness.

Currently, David is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the International Association for Youth Mental Health, the National Storytelling Network’s Healing Story Alliance, and Active Minds. In addition, David is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Placer County Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board (MHADAB).

David holds certifications in Mental Health First Aid for Adults and Youth, SafeTALK (Suicide Awareness for Everyone), and QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) a suicide prevention technique.

David has been invited to speak before a wide range of audiences across the United States, giving keynote speeches and leading engaging workshops on the topics of mental health, employee engagement, student wellbeing, and congregational care to organizations such as the United States Food and Drug Administration, Sutter Health, Lyft, Vision Service Plan, Caltrans, CalPERS, UC Davis, Sac State, William Jessup University, many Presbyterian, Episcopal, and United Methodist Churches, and the California Highway Patrol. In addition, David was invited to give a TED talk at TEDxLosGatos in September of this year.

David’s goal for each speech and workshop is the same: to shed light on the issue of mental illness, teach people how to use connection to create hope, and open doors to the possibility of mental health for all.