Length: 45 Minutes
Audience: Middle School, High School, University, Adult

The LGBTQ spectrum is huge and diverse, and sometimes it can feel hard to keep up with everything that’s going on. In this presentation, Lee walks people through contemporary LGBTQ terminology and highlights the importance of embracing diversity.

ANT Crusher

Length: 30 Minutes

Audience: Middle School, High School

It’s never too early to start the conversation about mental health! In this presentation, Lee talks about Automatic Negative Thoughts – or ANTs – and teaches students why they matter, how to notice them, and what they can do about them. Students will leave the presentation with skills to build resilience and positive self-talk.

5 Things About Mental Health (that I wish I’d known sooner)
Length: 60 Minutes
Audience: Middle School, High School, University, Adult

This is one of Lee’s most popular and thought-provoking presentations. Through sharing her own experience with mental health, Lee highlights the power of vulnerability, kindness, and self-empowerment.

Presentations & Keynotes
Stigma Stops Here!

Length: 60 Minutes

Audience: Middle School, High School, University, Adult

The presentation that started it all! “Stigma Stops Here!” won an award for the best student presentation as voted by conference attendees at the East Coast Student Leadership Conference in 2014. This presentation will challenge audience members to think differently about the stigma surrounding mental illness, and leave feeling empowered to make positive changes in their community.  

"I admire Lee Thomas’ ability to share her story to others. Her presentation is so powerful, raw, and honest – which is what we need to break down the stigma of mental health. Her ability to enlighten students, and help them understand by revealing her deepest darkest secrets is empowering! You’ll leave her presentation wanting to break down the stigma in your school, workplace, or residence!"

Brittany Tabor

UNB Saint John

Lee Thomas

"Feedback from both students and faculty members was extremely positive as the key message of awareness and acceptance were clearly conveyed to the school audience... This is one of the better school presentations that I have been privy to."

Todd Robertson, Guidance Counsellor

Sussex Regional High School