Human Power Project - CEO
"Ross Szabo is a true pioneer of the youth mental health movement. He was the Director of Outreach for the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign for 8 years. In his time with the Campaign he created the first youth mental health speakers' bureau in the country, which is now a part of Active Minds. That speakers' bureau has reached millions of students and changed the way people think about mental health.
Ross has spoken to over 2 million people about his experiences with bipolar disorder and wrote a book called Behind Happy Faces. He's the CEO of Human Power Project, a company that creates cutting edge mental health curriculum for people of all ages. The company's first curriculum, also titled Behind Happy Faces, is being used by over 100,000 students in colleges and high schools nation-wide. Ross's out of the box thinking has truly made a difference in making mental health approachable. "