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Johnny Crowder

Founder & CEO of Cope Notes, Mental Health Advocate

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Johnny Crowder is a 29-year-old mental health advocate, million-plus views TEDx speaker, Billboard charting band leader, and Founder & CEO of Cope Notes, a science and text-based mental health platform that provides daily support to health care providers, employers and individuals in nearly 100 countries around the world.

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After more than a decade in the trenches battling his own mental health and substance abuse demons, Johnny Crowder has emerged as one of America’s exciting new voices on resilience, support and people-first leadership. He is a suicide/abuse survivor, TEDx speaker, touring musician, mental health and sobriety advocate, and Founder & CEO of Cope Notes, a text-based mental health platform that provides daily support to users in nearly 100 countries around the world.

In the years leading up to these incredible leaps in advocacy, every day was a battle against schizophrenic hallucinations and suicidal ideation. After a lifetime of resisting professional care and shying away from sharing his story, Johnny’s curiosity flowered, and the healing slowly began.

Armed with 10 years of clinical treatment, a psychology degree from the University of Central Florida, and a decade of peer support and public advocacy through the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Johnny created Cope Notes in 2019 which is fast gaining worldwide attention and adoption.

Since his first keynote in 2011, Johnny's refreshingly vulnerable and candid perspective has attracted praise from hundreds of outlets, including Upworthy, CNN, and Forbes.

With authenticity, well-placed humor and unconventional wit, Johnny draws on his own experiences to provide hopeful and proven insights into building greater mental health and a deeper connection with those around us.

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Crippling burnout. Chronic absenteeism. Rampant resignations. The multi-headed monster of resilience fatigue, longer working days and employee isolation are damming up the rivers of productivity at thousands of companies to a trickle. Addressing these core human problems are at the very top of every concerned employer’s list. Leveraging insights from his own decade-long mental health journey, Johnny shows audiences why talking about mental health should be as straightforward and vital as talking about physical health, even in the workplace. He shares the hard-won strategies for emotional wellbeing that led to the creation of his science-based, breakthrough mental and emotional support app, Cope Notes, which is now in use in more than 90 countries. His fast-paced and actionable keynote program delivers proven steps to:

  • Build work cultures that proudly prioritize and support mental health for all

  • Rethink and reframe challenges as they arise

  • Process mental and emotional distress in a way that builds relationships, confidence, and happiness



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  • “Johnny Crowder has been one of, if not the best speakers I have had the privilege of working with. His powerful story paired with his relatability allowed for the students at our event to really connect and have meaningful conversations around their mental health. We even had students wanting to take positive action in their own lives and seek treatment after hearing Johnny’s story! Johnny comes fully prepared to engage with the audience and tailors his talks to the specific population of your event. I cannot sing high enough praises about the impact he has had on our community! There are students still talking about what an impact his story had on them. We are so grateful to have such a fierce advocate for mental well-being like Johnny as a friend!” –Paige Stanton, BRAVE Summit

  • "I've been fortunate enough to hear Johnny a handful of times, both in-person and virtually, and he never disappoints. He has a way of instantly building a connection with his audience, keeping them interested and entertained with his storytelling all the while driving the message and importance of mental health in his presentation. He is inspiring, talented, and insightful. Don't be surprised if you go from laughing to tears in a matter of minutes as you'll be in awe of the person you're listening to. Thank you for sharing your story with others. It's making an impact on so many people, including my own." –Sam Wagner, International City/County Management Association

  • “Johnny was the Keynote speaker at the Pasco County Schools Mental Health Symposium. We were really struggling to figure out how to support three virtual sessions for our Symposium this school year. And Johnny was the perfect fit and partner for us throughout that journey. Personally, I could not be more grateful for his flexibility, communication, and participation across all three sessions. I honestly don’t know that we would have been able to manage that with another Keynote. Our experience with Johnny was fantastic!” –Wendy Belfield, Pasco County School District

  • “I’ve never seen a speaker drive such positive, energetic engagement in a virtual setting. Halfway through Q&A, my inbox was flooded with encore requests from our staff. Due to the demand, we invited him back a second time, and unsurprisingly, it was another smash hit. The impact Johnny’s talk has made on our company culture is still talked about to this day. He truly became part of the UMA family!” –Dr. Jenna Sage, Ultimate Medical Academy

  • “Planning for an event that is geared towards youth to talk about their mental health, finding a dynamic relevant speaker wasn’t easy. Until we found Johnny. Throughout the planning, Johnny was extremely professional and responsive, and he even jumped in to promote the event with us on a local podcast. Johnny’s talk was very well received and the youth who attended the BRAVE Summit learned about acceptance, and that it is ok to not be ok from Johnny. The excitement has not quelled and the youth are still talking about the talk that Johnny gave and how he inspired them to take control of their mental health and seek help when needed. I would absolutely recommend Johnny to speak to ANY group.” –Jennifer Wills, Flagler Health

  • “Johnny was the keynote speaker at our recent dinner for philanthropic professionals and the response from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive! Attendees shared that they appreciated Johnny’s very personal presentation style and his willingness to engage with them. Johnny was very attentive during the two pre-session meetings we had in tailoring the session to best suit the needs of our audience. He took our input to heart and incorporated ideas and concepts seamlessly into his presentation without sacrificing any of his core messaging. The attention to timelines, deadlines, requests for additional information and session descriptions was impeccable and very much appreciated!” –Guela Ferguson, Florida Philanthropic Network