The understanding of mental illness has come a long way. Yet, the stigma attached to having a mental illness continues to be profound. Today's guest Mike Veny is America's leading mental health speaker who aims to show how having a mental illness is an asset, not a disadvantage. Mike is a mental health speaker and blogger for TransformingStigma.com. He has struggled with mental health challenges for his entire life, yet he has managed to find success and fulfillment. His advocacy work has been featured on ABC news, CBS news, and has given a TEDx talk on mental health. He's known for delivering educational, engaging, and entertaining presentations to meetings and conferences throughout the world.