David Bartley, a friend and ambassador for Beautiful Minds Wellness, recently was privileged to give a TEDx talk. David weaves in accounts of the lives and struggles of the animals he cared for in his animal sanctuary to tear down stigma, raise awareness of the crisis we now face, educate people about what mental illness is and what it isn’t, and give hope to those who suffer and the people in their lives.

    David discusses the moment he was going to commit suicide. Learn how connection saved his life and how it can save countless others from the black monster of depression.

    David Bartley is a nationally recognized speaker, writer, and trainer on the topic of mental health. David is a member of the Placer County Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board (MHADAB) and sits on the Board of Directors for the local chapter of the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), and Bread of Life, a community-benefit educational non-profit. Read more of David’s works at www.davidwoodsbartley.com.