Streaming Live February 12th @ Noon

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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 St. Louis as part of a partnership with NNLM . The campaign event “Minds Matter St. Louis” is scheduled on February 12th. 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

12:00pm
Opening Remarks Virtual Multiple Speakers
  • Porcha Johnson
    Porcha Johnson
    Executive Director | BGH Foundation
  • Darlene Green
    Darlene Green
    Comptroller | City of St. Louis
  • Lorraine Ward
    Lorraine Ward
    Director of Professional Services | Hastings+Chivetta Architects

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

Workshop 1

12:15pm
Bending Towards Bliss Virtual Marsha D. Banks-Harold, BSEE
  • Marsha D. Banks-Harold, BSEE
    Marsha D. Banks-Harold, BSEE
    Director of PIES Fitness Holistic Yoga Therapy

A yoga session that focuses on healing naturally through an interactive exercise. Apart from the actual yoga instructional session, we will also share critical information about Yoga and its benefits.

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Workshop 2

1:05pm
Living Well Virtual Shirley Moore, MSW
  • Shirley Moore, MSW
    Shirley Moore, MSW
    Social Worker

In the wake of gun violence in schools, this workshop on promoting social harmony within our homes, while battling external stressors.

Workshop 3

1:40pm
Power Through Stress Virtual Marita Gumbs
  • Tonya Freeman
    Tonya Freeman
    Fitness Trainer

A fitness session that focuses on using body movement to reduce stress and improve strength and flexibility. We will also share critical information about the benefits of using fitness to improve mental health.

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Workshop 4

2:30pm
Finding Our Place Virtual Multiple Student Panelists

A panel discussion on maintaining mental health while adjusting to life on campus after returning to the new normal. The impact that it has had on campus life, as well as academics. Topics to include diversity, stress, stress management, and career outcomes.

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Workshop 5

3:20pm
Breaking Through To Breastfeeding Virtual Keondra Harris, RN
  • Keondra Harris
    Keondra Harris
    Registered Nurse

Offers practical tips on making breastfeeding easier and benefits such as, these benefits include improved mood and stress levels in the mother, lower risk of postpartum depression, enhanced social emotional development in the child, stronger mother-child bonding and more.

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Workshop 6

3:55pm
Body, Mind and Spine Virtual Dr. Lauren Penn
  • Dr. Lauren Penn
    Dr. Lauren Penn
    Chiropractor

A workshop on the benefits of chiropractic care and its impact on mental health.

About Event Speakers

Marita Gumbs
Fitness Trainer
Darlene Green
Comptroller | City of St. Louis
Lorraine Ward
Director of Professional Services | Hastings+Chivetta Architects
Dr. Lauren Penn
Chiropractor | Lecturer
Shirley Moore
Social Worker
Marsha D. Banks-Harold, BSEE
Director of PIES Fitness Holistic Yoga Therapy

This award is supported by funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health under cooperative agreement number UG4LM013729 at the University of Iowa, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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