Keynote Speakers

Keith Anderson LL.B., LL.M.

I am an alumnus of Dalhousie University and University College London. I am a lawyer who had depression. My first time going public with my depression was 10 years ago with an article in the National Post newspaper, called How I Returned to a Life Worth Living. Since then, I have spoken at national mental health conferences, legal conferences, universities, and the Cape Breton Police Service for their mental health training. I have also served on several Boards of Directors for mental health groups.

I bring my knowledge and experience as a lawyer and my knowledge and experience of having had depression to my presentations. Professional and well experienced in speaking to audiences, I connect to inspire you to have a life worth living.

For a full list of my presentations over the last 11 years, click http://worthliving.co/presentations/

 


Cat Davis

Cat is a 22-year-old student at the University of Virginia majoring in Cognitive Science with a concentration in Neuroscience. She was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 disorder in 2017 and has since become an advocate for mental health awareness and education.

Before Cat was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she was misdiagnosed with depression. She was institutionalized twice before being correctly diagnosed and given the proper medication and treatment. Cat now aspires to continue the mental health conversation, educate the public about the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, and advocate for the research of mental illnesses, which she believes will inevitably lead to more correct diagnoses.

Cat became an Ambassador and writer for Worth Living in May 2017. As well as on Worth Living’s website, Cat has published articles about bipolar disorder on iam1in4.com, selfgrowth.com, mental-health.alltop.com, and her blog www.highrisk1.wordpress.com She also has used platforms such as TEDx and The Human Library Organization to share her experiences through public speaking.

Cat is the Director of Worth Living USA and recently established WL Charlottesville, VA.

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