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Meet Luke

Teenagers can be tough cases when it comes to diagnosing depression, and parents may not feel equipped to help. “Is that how all teens act?” they wonder. How can teens, their parents, and those around them tell the difference between normal youth angst and dangerous mental health challenges? Let a peer who’s been there and back shed a light on this devastating disease.

Book me to speak at your school, church, retreat, youth group, conference, or any other gathering where teens, young adults, and/or parents are present.

My goal is to reach as many people as possible to inform them about the signs of teen depression, the fact that it’s a treatable medical illness, and to spread a message of hope to save lives. I use personal experiences, what I’ve learned along the way, and what other youth have shared to effectively educate teens, young adults, parents, school administrators, and others on this tough subject that still holds a strong stigma in society today.

You can request one of my prepared presentations below, or I can tailor a talk to the needs and specifications of your audience. Request more info ∨

“You literally saved my life.”

~HIGH SCHOOLER AFTER A TALK

My Talks

INTRODUCING THE NEWEST ADDITION TO MY LINEUP

Be Unashamed: Reach the Next Level of Your Mental Health

During a chaotic time of navigating school, relationships, and their future, I reach out to teens and young adults to give a real life perspective on how I recognized, overcame, and am unashamed of my mental health challenges in my daily life. No fluff. No sugar coating. Only practical steps to achieving their dreams and being the best possible person they can be.

teen speaker high school mental health

DEPRESSION CONFESSION: WHAT EVERY TEEN NEEDS TO KNOW

-signs of depression, especially those unique to teens, such as being unable to sleep, self-medicating, and being bullied or bullying
-my story
-the two main steps to recovery
-healing your body, mind, and soul
-how to support a friend
-Q & A

teen speaker to parents at high school

MORE THAN MOODY: SIGNS OF DEPRESSION IN YOUR TEEN

-definition with common–as well as subtle–symptoms of depression in teens, such as isolation and loss of focus
-my story
-the two main steps to recovery
-how to help your teen improve in body, mind, and soul
-how to utilize forgiveness in overcoming mental health challenges
-Q & A

 “This was the most important assembly of the year!”

DANA MOEN, PRINCIPAL
CLASSICAL ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL

DEPRESSION CONFESSION FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

I work with schools to determine an age-appropriate version of the teen talk.

CUSTOM TALK

Do you have a different teen issue or another specific topic you would like me to speak about? Let me know by completing the form below.

 
Request More Information

Please fill out the form below to request more info about booking me to speak to your group, school, or event. I’ll be in touch with you shortly!

The Impact

Kym Szalkiewicz

President | Carlsbad High School PTSA

“Not only did Luke captivate the entire 2000 students he spoke to, his impact was so great, he saved a life by touching a Senior who was in crisis and encouraged the student to go home and talk to the parents.”

Hedgie

11th Grader

“Thank you so much for inspiring me with your story and mission.”

Kent Peters

Director of the Office for Social Ministry | Diocese of San Diego

“I have had Luke present at several events with varying venues, and he has had a profound impact on his audiences each time.”

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