Speaking & Presentations

A passionate voice of professional expertise and lived experiences.

It has been my privilege to serve as a keynote speaker, presenter, and performer at many mental health-related events. From conferences and corporate development sessions to classrooms and community initiatives, I invite you to share my passion for creating meaningful connections using the power of story, education, and my own lived experiences.

VĪV Mental Health founder Kristopher Marks is available for in-person and virtual keynote speaking events, panel discussions, and presentations. An experienced and dynamic speaker on topics such as mental health, suicide loss, men’s mental health, and lived experience (houselessness, suicide survivor, and mental illness) Kris employs a blend of unabashed authenticity and inspiration to deliver meaningful, thought-provoking presentations.

“When someone gives us the gift of their time and presence, we must not only honour the message we are delivering, but those who are receiving it.”

Classroom Presentations

VĪV Mental Health is proud to offer age-specific mental health content for classrooms and school assemblies for students 8 years-old and up. Our creative, engaging, and informative presentations create safe environments for children and youth to learn and interact with various mental health concepts, delivered by a CMHA-Certified Psychological Health & Safety Advisor.


“Kris is a compassionate and resourceful man, and his sessions and conversations are always so thoughtful and relevant. His superpower seems to be that he can draw out the best in people, helping others feel comfortable with their own vulnerability and creating a safe space for folks to exist freely without judgement.”

Justin Lessard

Mental Health Therapist

“I’ve been listening to your podcast and I love it. It’s so good! Thank you so much for being so vulnerable and sharing your story. It makes it so much easier for people to open up and help remove the stigma behind mental health struggles. Thank you so much!”



“Kris is a true professional. From the start of his presentation to the end, he had the full attention of my students. A talented speaker with a wealth of knowledge on the subject. I highly recommend!”

Nick Foley

Professor, Loyalist College

“One of the best podcasts I’ve heard. Amazing job.”

J.J. Richard


“I just wanted to reach out and thank you for speaking to our class today, it really resonated with me. As someone who’s struggled with mental health for a long time, hearing you talk about you personal struggles felt so relatable and less lonely. I appreciate your candour.”


Graduate student