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Emily Torchiana speaking at a AFSP walk in Columbia, SC 2016.
Emily Torchiana speaking at TEDxTalk in Charleston SC 2017.
Emily Torchiana speaking at a women's conference in 2015.


Emily Torchiana, a national award-winning and TEDxTalk mental health speaker, educates the public around the country sharing her experiences struggling with mental health, experiencing trauma, and overcoming a suicide attempt. Her presentations perfectly explain suffering in silence and she helps individuals know they are not alone.


How long are Emily's presentations?

  • Emily's presentations are typically 60 minutes, which can include time to answer questions from the audience, if desired. Other institutions have requested break-out sessions following Emily's talk to have audience members discuss mental health. Emily will try to accommodate based on the needs of the audience.

Who are Emily's targeted audiences?

  • High School Students

  • College Students

  • Companies/Organizations

What topics does Emily typically cover in her presentations?

  • Mental Illness, Mental Wellness, Coping Skills, Suicide Prevention, Sexual Assault, Cyberbullying



  • TEDxCharleston 

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • University of Maryland

  • Darien Community

  • DeSales University

  • University of Georgia

  • Landor Company (Lunch & Learn)

  • Queens University of Charlotte

  • The Odyssey Company (Lunch & Learn)

  • Clemson University

  • Charleston Southern University

  • Collegium Charter School

  • Auburn University

  • Elon University

  • Rocky Mount Academy

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges

  • Porter Gaud Academy


  • Laing Middle School

  • Wingate University

  • Hanover College, Indiana

  • Johns Creek High School

  • SEPC – largest conference in USA for collegiate women

  • Academic Magnet High School

  • First Baptist School

  • Bexley Middle and High School 

  • Charleston’s Annual Youth Summit 2017

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention "Out of the Darkness Walk" at the SC State House

  • College of Charleston

  • West Ashley High School

  • Coalition for Collegiate Women's Leadership Conference

  • Bishop England High School


Alpha Delta Pi's Thirty Under 30

  • National honor given to "women who are the brightest stars in their professions, in their communities, and amongst their peers." 


National Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award 

  • Given by the Jefferson Award Foundation at the National Ceremony in Washington D.C.

  • Previous winners such as Oprah Winfrey and Steve Jobs

The Collegiate Volunteer of the Year Award

  • Given annually and nationally by Alpha Delta Pi

  • Recognizes a collegiate member’s personal commitment to philanthropy and service


The Dorothy Shaw Leadership Award

  • "Highest national individual honor given to a collegian in Alpha Delta Pi"

The Jefferson Award

  • "Given to ordinary people doing extraordinary things without expectation of recognition"


Greek Courage Award 

  • “Recognizes an individual who made a decision that was considered courageous”

Emily Torchiana speaking a city event in Charleston, SC
Emily Torchiana speaking in Washington DC at the Jefferson Awards Ceremony in 2017.
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