Streaming Live October 10th

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About Our Live Virtual Event

BGH’s Minds Matter Mental Health Campaign is comprised of livestream interactive workshops that are designed to help you take control of your mental health wherever you may be located in the world.

The Minds Matter campaign workshop series will continue in New Orleans as part of a partnership with New Orleans Public Library System and NNLM . The campaign event “Minds Matter NOLA” is scheduled on October 10th on World Mental Health Day. Due to the impact of COVID-19 this campaign will be entirely digital. Hence it will include a 1-day virtual event with a series of mental health related virtual workshops.

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Opening Remarks

10:00am
Opening Remarks Virtual Porcha Johnson
  • Porcha Johnson
    Porcha Johnson
    Executive Director | BGH Foundation

The live event kicks off with opening remarks from the Black Girl Health Foundation Executive Director Porcha Johnson. 

Workshop 1

10:45am
Yoga Retreat Virtual Valerie Mcmillan
  • Valerie McMillan
    Valerie McMillan
    Yoga Instructor

Be a part of the Minds Matter Mental Health Campaign and attend "Yoga Retreat". This workshop focuses on healing naturally through interactive exercise

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Workshop 2

Noon
Mom's Suffering In Silence Virtual Multiple Panelists
  • Deatrice Green
    Deatrice Green
    Owner | Aspire to Empower Counseling Services, LLC
  • Portia L. Williams
    Portia L. Williams
    International Lactation Consultant
  • Nikki Greenaway
    Nikki Greenaway
    Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Dr. Amanda Satterthwaite
    Dr. Amanda Satterthwaite
    Psychiatrist

Be a part of the Minds Matter Mental Health Campaign and attend "Moms Suffering in Silence". This event is a panel discussion which addresses, educates, and provides treatment-related resources on topics that include postpartum depression, racial/cultural disparities that effect treatment/therapy for postpartum, single mother anxiety, and mothers mentally torn over the loss of their child.

Workshop 3

1:30pm
Healing Past Mental Abuse Virtual Tonya Freeman
  • Tonya Freeman
    Tonya Freeman
    Domestic Violence Survivor

Be a part of the Minds Matter Mental Health Campaign and attend " Healing Past Mental Abuse". This workshop is about regaining mental health post domestic abuse. This interactive workshop will help reshape the way you think about yourself by learning how to journal and mediate to heal from your past

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Workshop 4

2:30pm
Black Lives Matter Virtual Multiple Panelists
  • Princess Lanclos
    Princess Lanclos
    Counselor
  • Dr. Chelsi Clark
    Dr. Chelsi Clark
    Dr. Chelsi Clark, Ph.D.
  • Jasmine Araujo
    Jasmine Araujo
    Writer | Abolitionist
  • Dr. Elizabeth Nicole Holcomb
    Dr. Elizabeth Nicole Holcomb
    Psychiatrist

Be a part of the Minds Matter Mental Health Campaign and attend "Black Lives Matter". This workshop is about maintaining your mental health while being black in America. Topics to include injustice, racial trauma, and pandemic stress

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Workshop 5

4:00pm
Free Your Mind And The Weight Will Follow Virtual Dr. Lauren Simmons
  • Dr. Lauren Simmons
    Dr. Lauren Simmons
    Certified Life Coach

Participate in the Minds Matter Mental Health Campaign and attend " Free Your Mind And The Weight Will Follow." This workshop outlines the psychological blocks that hinder weight loss and how to overcome them. Psychological blocks include: negative body image, stress, depression, cognitive distortion.

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Workshop 6

5:00pm
Beating Depression Naturally Virtual Candice Johnson, RN/BSN, Reiki Master
  • Candice Johnson, RN/BSN, Reiki Master
    Candice Johnson, RN/BSN, Reiki Master
    Registered Nurse | Reiki Practitioner

 Be a part of the Minds Matter Mental Health Campaign and attend "Beating Depression Naturally". This workshop focuses on natural approaches to coping with anxiety using holistic therapy and supplementation.

About Event Speakers

Shanika Valcour-LeDuff
Family Nurse Practitioner
Candice Johnson, RN/BSN, Reiki Master
Licensed Reiki Practitioner | Registered Nurse
Valerie McMillan
Yoga Instructor
Portia L. Williams, RN BSN IBCLC
International Lactation Consultant
Dr. Lauren Simmons
Certified Health Coach
Tonya Freeman
Author | Massage Therapist
Deatrice Green
Owner | Aspire to Empower Counseling Services, LLC
Jasmine Araujo
Writer | Abolitionist
Nikki Greenaway
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Founder | Black Girl Health Foundation, Inc.

About Event Organizer

Black Girl Health Foundation, Inc is a non-profit 501c3 that creates pathways to improve the health of black women and girls through education, engagement, and empowerment. 

The foundation connects with women of color through its College Ambassador Program implemented at educational institutions and communities in the northeastern region. The program helps students and women in the surrounding communities adopt healthier behaviors through through nutrition, exercise, and disease prevention education.

The non-profit furthers its health impact on women and girls of color by partnering with Black Girl Health, LLC for is annual  National Kickstart Health & Wellness Program; which includes an entire day of interactive workshops by renown health experts, doctors, health screenings, and fitness trainers to motivate women to take control of their health and give them resources to make informed decisions. 

Virtual Event Locations

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