"Having considered this challenge for more than 30 years, with a lived-experience and focus that has been constant, personal and empathic -- I believe a major global triumph in mental health is possible. It is real. And it is coming."

Ezio Lucido

Ezio Lucido - Guest Speaker

Available in 2019 on topics such as;

  • Why 'Compassion Is Genius' and how it works
  • Living a life 'Greater than the Diagnosis'
  • Employing Individuals with Mental Health Challenges in the workplace
  • Building community through caregiving
  • And more!


As a caregiver since the age of 5-years-old, Ezio Lucido has lived-experience in the area of mental health spanning more than 3 decades. When his older brother Jerry was struck with an early-onset Schizophrenia diagnosis at the age of 12, both of their lives profoundly changed forever.

Together and against-the-odds, Ezio and Jerry have built a successful life in Northern, California. Having overcome significant barriers, the brother's have learned valuable life lessons they hope will help others in their own trials.

Ezio (5 years old) pictured left, with Jerry (12 years old)
Jerry today (left) with Ezio (right)

Ezio's personal mission to enact positive change in mental health began for him as a film maker in 1997. It was then that the intention of sharing Jerry's story was born. As a writer/director/producer, Ezio's projects have since reached audiences totaling more than 100 million people in viewership, having worked with such prolific brands as Dodge and JVC.

Today, as the Founder and CEO of a marketing agency in its 23rd year, Ezio works to continue improving Jerry's quality of life and that of others.

Believing in the opportunity for people to live independent and empowered lives regardless of their diagnosis, his principles, tools and methods have helped many with mental health challenges maintain successful careers within his company and beyond.

Currently, Ezio is authoring a book on his lived-experiences due for release in Early 2020.

Ezio has spoken at numerous events including NAMI's National Conference in San Francisco in 2015, he is now available for speaking engagements Nationwide.

*Jerry is also available to accompany Ezio with special arrangements.

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