Mike uses humor as a healing force, delivering amusing, engaging presentations on the intersectionality of emotional intelligence, mental health, and resilience. He knows resilience. He’s has had his ups and downs. Disabled from a car accident at 18 months, and as an adult became addicted to drugs and alcohol and contracted HIV. Utilizing humor to cope, he beat his addictions and devoted 20 years of his life, as a therapist, to serving the needs of the mentally ill and chemically addicted. As an expert in patients with borderline, he has delivered keynotes internationally, as well as performing as a comedian.