Alyssa Cypher

Professional Crazy Person
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Alyssa Cypher, MPA is a mental illness activist, public speaker, and self-appointed “professional crazy person.” Her life goal is to work towards combining the (often separate) worlds of professional mental health and lived experience, in order to change the way people living with mental illness are perceived and treated in society. She lives with borderline personality disorder and complex post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Alyssa is the Founding Executive Director of Inside Our Minds, an organization that builds collective community narratives on mental illness in Pittsburgh. 

View her recent talk at TEDxPittsburghWomen

Alyssa is a professional public speaker on mental health and mental illness. She is available for lectures, panels, workshops, and keynote speaker positions.
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Alyssa is available as a consultant to help make your workplace or event inclusive for people living with mental illness.
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