The heart of the TAMI program is the people who have lived experience with mental illness.  Our Speakers offer TAMI participants their stories to help students to understand what mental illness and recovery can look and sound like.  They provide a message of hope and recovery, empowering youth to stomp out the stigma of mental illness and encourage youth to seek help. Click on the images below to find out more about our Speakers. If you would like to search for a specific speaker, type their name in the search bar at the top of this page.

Please note that due to the high demand for our TAMI Speakers, we book them for TAMI In-Class Programs and Summits only.  We do not book Speakers for other school or community presentations.

If you are interested in becoming a speaker for the TAMI Coalition of Durham, click here.