My name is Rudy Caseres and I am an award-winning public speaker, social media influencer, and event producer. I advocate for humane treatment in the mental healthcare system and effective suicide prevention. I hav given over 100 presentations in front of grad students, doctors, psych ward patients, educators, and youth at junior highs, high schools, and juvenile detention facilities. My content has been featured in The Mighty, This is My Brave, HealthyPlace, The S Word, Project UROK, Stigma Fighters, and Schizophrenic NYC. In 2017, I was awarded the NAMI CA Outstanding Peer of the Year and in 2018 I was named one of The Mighty's Mental Health Heroes of The Year. Aside from a brief stint serving in the US Army, I have proudly lived in San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA my entire life.