Chris James is a mental health first aider, TEDx speaker, nationally award-winning spoken word artist and writer for BET networks. He is the author of the book, "GET UP, GET OUT & GET SOME HEALING", which offers a digestible approach to the healing process and understanding mental health. Chris James is a highly sought after speaker and spoken word artist who has graced such stages as the United States Capitol as a keynote. His latest project is a touring workshop and lecture series known as GET OFF THE COUCH, which serves as an energetic and engaging experience for students to learn about mental health, how to begin their own self-care and healing process as well as how to effectively be first responders to peers battling with mental health struggles. The experience includes an informative lecture, poetry writing exercises, self-care activities, open discussions and more. As a spoken word artist, he enlightens about the possibility of overcoming, finding love and peace, facing your struggles head on and healing.