The continuing scourge of COVID-19, substance use disorders, and the divisiveness fueled by social media are driving the rates of mental illness and addiction ever higher.

Cam Stout is one of the growing number of folks who have recovered from challenging mental health conditions, and who are stepping forward to share their own stories of recovery and hope.


Cameron is a nationally known financial services defense litigator and mediator.  In early 2013, his life was derailed by a major depressive episode that required that he be hospitalized. The love of family and friends, therapies including medication, and a steadfast dedication to sustainable self-care created a thermal of healing that lifted Cam out of the abyss of clinical depression, helped him attain enduring sobriety, and lead a life of renewed vitality and hope.

Cam has now given over 150 presentations on mental wellness, self-care, and resilience in-person and via webinars to audiences at law firms, Fortune 500 corporations, universities (including Princeton, Cal Tech, Stanford, Harvard, and Cornell), and at a number of high schools.

Cam graduated in 1980 from Princeton University, where he was a member of the varsity tennis team. He lives in Princeton New Jersey with his wife, educator Laura Docter. Cam, a cyclist and tennis player, is the proud father of two adult children.


[Cameron’s talk was] Absolutely fantastic! This session far exceeded my expectations. The speaker was wonderful. It’s a nice feeling to work for a company that is bringing more awareness and beating the stigmas associated with mental health. Thank you so much for putting this on!Member HR team of Fortune 100 energy company.

Cam is a terrific coach and mentor, but what I value most about him is simple: he is easy to talk to when talking is hard. –First year law firm associate