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“Who Moved My Happy?” The Mental Fitness Workbook

A go-to guide for succesfully managing your mental health

Written with love and lived experience by Erika J. Kendrick.

“To Your Happy!!!
This workbook is my love letter to you and your Happy. It’s the path I take to slay my mental monsters and conquer my brain pain. You deserve a life filled with intentional, authentic happy. And this is an amazing step to getting you there. You’re worth it, you always have been.
Always remember that I love you – and I don’t have to know you to love you. Now, let’ go find your happy….”

Meet Erika  J. Kendrick

Stanford Graduate • Ex NBA Cheerleader • Random House Author • MBA • Suicide Survivor

Erika J. Kendrick is an acclaimed author, national speaker, and mental fitness junkie. She earned a psychology degree from Stanford University and an MBA in marketing and international business from the University of Illinois. Erika was an NBA cheerleader for the Chicago Bulls before writing her novel, Confessions of a Rookie Cheerleader (Random House, 2007). She penned Appetite (Random House, 2009), and The Accidental Escort (Cleis Press, 2010) shortly after. The celebrated author is currently finishing her memoir and touring nationally.


Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in our country. 1 in 4 struggles with a mental health challenge… that means it touches us all. 61 million Americans who are experiencing mental illness this year won’t be able to just snap out of it. There are 117 suicides each day.

Erika is living to change that, helping people take on their “brain pain” and triumph!

The Mental Fitness Tour

Erika is now using her experiences walking suicide’s tightrope to connect and inspire hope by creating safe spaces for life-saving conversations.

Order your copy of “Who Moved My Happy?” The Mental Fitness Workbook.


Life-Saving Tour Features:

  • Erika’s Story: “Erika Ever After”
  • emPower Panels w/ Mental Health Professionals
  • Intimate Meet & Greet
  • Community Networking

Join Us and Learn:

  • Key strategies to deal with your negative thoughts
  • Early warning signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • What you can do if you think you suffer from a mental illness
  • Strategies to support & talk with loved ones

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Erika delivers an informed, inspired, and life-affirming testimony on living one’s purpose while managing Bipolar illness. Erika uplifts the human spirit and encourages us to begin a new dialogue on healthy living.

Dr. Lauren M. Walton

Psychiatrist and Chief of Service, Department of Addiction Medicine, Kaiser Permanente

I wanted to say Thank You for sharing your story. My daughter was diagnosed with anorexia, depression, anxiety in late February early March of this year. She has thoughts of suicide and self-harms. Your story has given me hope that she can and I will say she will overcome what she is going through. Thank you for helping to open my eyes. You are an incredible, beautiful woman! You are an inspiration. Hearing from you has taken some of the worry and weight off of me. Thank you for being strong and sharing your story with others.

Robyn, CA

A Loving Mother

Erika connects with audiences by drawing on her own personal experiences regarding suicide and depression by providing an honest and highly relevant perspective on mental health.

Dr. Patricia P. Watson Ed.D

Chicago Public Schools

From the Blog

Happy July

July is NATIONAL MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH in honor of Bebe Moore Campbell’s advocacy work. And I’m working hard to destigmatize brain pain and to make silencing the mental monsters sexy all month –-- and every month. JOIN US! FOLLOW & SHARE… This...

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Saving Lives & Inspiring HOPE in Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi was an incredible tour stop on our Team Happy journey to creating safe spaces for life-saving conversations. Team Happy touched down Tuesday morning, did a superhero quick-change in the airport restroom, and then headed out on the first leg of our...

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