Community impacts our story

Connection is crucial to ending our mental health crisis.

Connie Jakab drives her passion outward, into the arms of those wanting something more radical and meaningful in life. As an active speaker and member of the community, Connie works with organizations out to make real a difference in the world.

For the past 20 years, Connie has been working to make a difference in resilience and working to change the game in mental health for the past 10 years.

Connie continues to remain active in the community, founding organizations such as Movement with a Message and National Hope Talks, and spearheading the conversation in the of Mental Health.

Movement with a Message

Movement With A Message is a company Connie Jakab founded over 10 years ago with Oliver Reyes and Vanessa Padillo. Working directly in schools creating community, compassion, and courage through movement as well as produce theatre work that highlights social issues.

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National Hope Talks

National Hope Talks is a non-profit that is about bringing hope to the mental health crisis we are facing as a society. Through school assemblies and youth leadership track, workplace wellness initiatives, connection events, and our yearly conference with Bell Let’s Talk, National Hope Talks is moving people from just “hoping” things will get better regarding mental health, and leaving people with hope in the form of a plan for change.

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