Speaker, Author and Advocate

Tara Rolstad is a mental health expert, professional speaker, author, and advocate with over 10 years of experience who helps organizations break open powerful conversations about mental health.

Tara believes that equipping employees, team members, and community members to effectively support mental health transforms organizations and saves lives.

Her unique, skillful combination of expertise, authenticity, and humor helps audiences:

  • better understand mental health,
  • know when to get help, and
  • learn practical ways to support individuals and families who struggle with mental health.

Tara shares her personal journey as a parent and foster parent of children with severe mental illness, with trademark humor, passion, and inspiration.

Tara's audiences, whether virtual or in person, walk away with actionable tips and practical strategies they can implement immediately to help themselves, their organization, and those around them.

In addition to her speaking engagements, Tara is also the founder and director of "Shattering Stigma with Stories: Understanding Mental Health," mental health conferences for businesses, schools, faith communities, and other organizations that have reached more than 1,500 people.

She has spoken to a variety of audiences, including education professionals, medical and mental health professionals, family members, and general audiences

Check out Tara's book!

Tara is also a co-author of the book "OMG That’s Me! 3: Bipolar Disorder, Depression, PTSD, Mental Health, and Humor" and has performed stand-up comedy around the Pacific Northwest with Mental Health at the Mic. Get the book HERE.

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