Greg Vogt is a professional keynote speaker and author on mental health. In his raw and transformational speeches, Greg unfolds his journey from living a typical childhood to overcoming depression, suicide attempts, and spending a year in a mental health treatment center. A story of personal recovery and healing, Greg faces unexpected external obstacles when he experiences the tragic loss of his favorite high school teacher by suicide, and then of one of his best college friends in a car accident.
The road to recovery began during his time at a treatment facility as a teenager, where he had been sent when his mental health became life-threatening. There, Greg discovered the power of vulnerability and the importance of real relationships. While in the treatment center, he realized the opportunity he had to pursue a path of mental wellness.
Greg graduated from The University of Arizona in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. During his time as a student, Greg spent nearly two and a half years writing and publishing a book. A self-help memoir, “The Battle Against Yourself,” was written with the mission to help students who are struggling to find hope, identity, and fulfillment.
Since publishing his story, Greg’s mission to help has expanded to college campuses and other organizations across the country. In his engaging talks, Greg drives home the importance of seeking support and supporting those around us to do the same, the power of sharing our experiences, and the benefit of overcoming the fear that we are alone in these experiences.
Greg is now a Professional Mental Health Speaker with Active Minds, and a board member on the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance for the state of California. In addition to his advocacy for mental health, Greg works in corporate sales. Most notably, Greg's greatest focus is faith in God, and the joy of serving at the local church.
Greg set his life towards reaching wide and deep to inspire spiritual, emotional, and mental growth among those he interacts with. Once walking through life feeling empty, Greg wants all audiences to understand that hope is possible. He understands first-hand what it’s like to lose all hope and not believe that life can get better. Through his relationships, experiences, mental wellness, and faith, Greg found hope and the motivation he needed to move forward. Even our greatest burdens can turn out to be blessings.