Profiles of Hope: Apl.de.ap, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Grammy Award-winning rapper/producer and philanthropist Apl.de.ap of The Black Eyed Peas talks about how he overcame a tough, impoverished childhood and how he dealt with the sudden deaths of his brothers.

Profiles of Hope: Suzanne Whang, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Actor/television host Suzanne Whang, known for hosting HGTV’s House Hunters, talks about her journey with cancer and how she recovered and healed with the help of her loved ones.

Profiles of Hope: Michelle Enfield, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Native American transgender activist and advocate Michelle Enfield talks about her journey as a transgender woman and the struggles she has overcome to be accepted.

Profiles of Hope: Rick Springfield, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Grammy Award-winning singer, actor and writer Rick Springfield, known for his #1 hit Jessie’s Girl, talks about living with depression.

Profiles of Hope: Paris Barclay, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Emmy Award-winning director/producer Paris Barclay, executive producer and principal director for F/X’s Sons of Anarchy, talks about depression and how he overcame substance use.

Profiles of Hope: Mariel Hemingway, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Mariel Hemingway an outspoken advocate for mental health talks about her journey to find answers to the mental health challenges her family endured in dealing with substance use, mental illness and seven suicides.

Profiles of Hope: Robert David Hall, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

CSI actor and musician, Robert David Hall, who talks about overcoming physical trauma.

Profiles of Hope: Mia St. John, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Three-time World Boxing Council (WBC) champion, Mia St. John, who talks about overcoming addiction, anxiety and panic disorder.

Profiles of Hope: Steve Peck, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

US Vets president/CEO, Stephen Peck, M.S.W., who talks about overcoming post traumatic stress disorder.

Profiles of Hope: Maurice Benard, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

General Hospital actor, Maurice Benard, who talks about living with bipolar disorder.

Profiles of Hope: Mariette Hartley, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Actress and writer, Mariette Hartley, who talks about overcoming her addiction.

Profiles of Hope: Clayton Chau, M.D., Ph.D., Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Psychiatrist and TV host, Clayton Chau, M.D., Ph.D., who talks about overcoming post traumatic stress disorder.

Profiles of Hope: Isaiah Hinnerichs, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Artist and transitional age youth (TAY) client Isaiah Hinnerichs, talks about his visual impairment and how he has overcome personal struggles.

Profiles of Hope: Gary Gougis, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Peer advocate Gary Gougis talks about how he overcame anxiety and panic disorder, and how he started as a volunteer with LACDMH before becoming a full-time employee.

Profiles of Hope: Myra Kanter, N., Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Peer and patients’ rights advocate Myra Kanter, N., talks about her physical disabilities as well as her recovery from diagnoses of bipolar disorder, bulimia and attention deficit disorder.