Alison Malmon’s brother, Brian, died by suicide during her first year in college after a protracted and silent struggle with schizoaffective disorder. Left with more questions than answers, Alison looked for a student organization on her campus that was talking about mental health. Finding none, Alison started her own. Today, Alison has been Executive Director of Active Minds, Inc. for over ten years and continues to inspire audiences with her story and calls to action. While dispelling the myths, fear, and shame that surround people who struggle with their mental health, Alison mobilizes communities to take action and join the mental health movement.Alison is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania and has been Founder and Executive Director of Active Minds, Inc. in Washington, DC since 2003. Her many accolades include:Alison lives in the DC area with her husband and daughter.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Alison Malmon and other top speakers and celebrities.