Lion Speaking Agency
Mental Health Professional Speaking Company in Atlanta, Ga
Mental Health Topics
David speaks about a wide variety of mental health topics. What makes David's presentations unique are his personal experiences. After being injured in Iraq he battled: suicide, substance abuse, and PTSD.
Mental Illness is a topic that people shy away from. David talks about this topic for those who aren't comfortable talking about it. The "Lion" in Lion Speaking Agency is about making your voice heard and roaring your message until everyone hears it. That is the attention David wants to bring to mental illness.
20 - 22 veterans a day die from suicide according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. David has battled suicide and now dedicates his life to suicide prevention in the veteran community.
Mental Health First Aid
David cares about other veterans who suffer from mental illness. He is certified in Mental Health First Aid which gives him the tools necessary to assist someone experiencing a mental health emergency. Mental Health First Training gives David the tools to talk about recognizing symptoms and offering help to someone experiencing a mental health emergency.
After being shot in both legs in an ambush, David spent three months in the hospital. While in the hospital David was connected to a continuous morphine drip to help mitigate the pain of his injuries. This was the beginning of a long, arduous battle with opioids that David eventually won.
What People Are Saying
Articles and Profiles
Working With Red Cross of Georgia For Black History Month
February 8, 2021
David Kendrick from Lion Speaking Agency worked with the American Red Cross of Georgia for Black History Month to spread awareness for blood donations in the African American community.
Mental Health Assistance on COVID19 Emotional Support Line
June 02, 2020
David Kendrick of Lion Speaking Agency speaks to 11Alive in Atlanta, Ga about volunteering on the COVID19 Emotional Support Line. He speaks about the mental health he provides to the people of Georgia and how important it is as a veteran to help people in need.
Local Veteran Thanks Group for Help Winning Battles After Returning Home
November 8th, 2018
David returned home to Rochester, Ny to raise awareness for veteran homelessness and to thank the program that took him off the streets.
The Toughest Battle
This is a article from the Spring 2008 Emory Health magazine. The article highlights David's battle with opioid addiction while serving in the military.
Following California Mass Shooting, Army Vets talks about PTSD
November 9, 2018
An interview that I had at a local news station about PTSD in the veteran community.
David Kendrick's Physical Therapy Story
January 11, 2025
This is an article that David Kendrick had on the American Physical Therapy Association's website. In this story David shares his story of getting injured in Iraq and how physical therapy helped him recover.