Susan Estes
Director, Child and Youth Mental Health Initiatives
Mental Health America of the Heartland

Susan Estes is the Director of Child and Youth Mental Health Initiatives and works with young people to educate them about mental wellness and suicide prevention while giving them tools and resources to get help for others or themselves.

Ms. Estes believes that although suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for High School students, with education, the stigma of mental illness diagnosis’ can become obsolete and teen suicide eliminated.

As a certified yoga instructor, Ms. Estes is often invited to speak at conferences and conducts workshops where she teaches others how to use yoga to manage the symptoms of mental illness diagnosis’ like depression and anxiety. Ms. Estes holds a Bachelor of Art Degree from Howard University.