Solome Tibebu: A Mental Health Speaker Who Connects
For the past five years, Solome has been a regular speaker for students, educators and clinicians offering thoughtful lessons and engaging storytelling. Whether your meeting is focused on mental health and patient advocacy or social entrepreneurship, Solome has a meaningful, interactive message for your group. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get in contact with Solome for your event or lecture!
“I would strongly encourage or recommend anyone to have this brave, influential, and poised young woman speak to any group of college aged, high school, or youth populations about the real struggles mental health and specifically anxiety can put someone through. “
-Matthew M. Hulett
University of Minnesota
“Solome Tibebu is a dynamic and engaging speaker whose message speaks to the audience at many levels. To those whose lives have been touched by mental illness, she is able to put a voice to the struggles they have faced or witnessed, and most importantly, she is able to model how these experiences can not only be overcome, but be turned into something positive and important.”
-Erin Gentry Lamb
Director, Center for Literature and Medicine
“Solome’s efforts have already impacted the lives of thousands of young people and her commitment to scaling her success is abundantly clear. She is an extraordinary young leader who consistently demonstrates how to apply insights in practice, show empathy for others, and lead transformative change in the space of youth mental health.”
Change Manager, Ashoka
YouthVenture National Conference – George Washington University
Preview A Portion of Solome’s Talks: Solome Tibebu TEDxTC
More About Solome Tibebu
After struggling with her own severe anxiety disorder as a teenager, Solome founded Anxiety In Teens- a resource for teens who are also dealing with mental health issues to find information, inspiration and community. Today, AnxietyInTeens.org is the go-to place for thousands of teens as both readers and contributors to find peace and know they are not alone. Read our full story and mission here. Solome was the Chairperson of the University Lectures Committee at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she led a task force of students and faculty to bring nationally-recognized speakers with impact and inclusiveness to the university. As an Ashoka YouthVenture Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Solome speaks locally and nationally to students as a mental health speaker and on social entrepreneurship. As a National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) In Our Own Voice mental health speaker, Solome offers insight and strategies to clinicians on behalf of patients. Solome is a recipient of the SAMHSA National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health Youth MOVE National Dare to Dream Award and Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health 2010 Outstanding Service Award.
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