Living Waters Inc announces the 2022 Mental Health Summit

Living Waters Inc, a faith-based nonprofit, will host the 2022 Mental Health Summit in Charlotte NC. The event will be held on Friday, September 23rd, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

This year’s summit will focus on Bridging the Health Equity Gap for Children and Families to Heal from Grief and Loss. Studies show that in most racially and ethnically diverse populations, their support system is lacking in resources due to the health equity gap.

Grief and Loss could be the result of:

  • Family separations
  • Job/ Business loss
  • Injuries or illnesses
  • Deaths
  • Violence and Abuse
  • Racism and Injustice
  • Tragedies locally or abroad
  • Work/School pressures
  • Incarceration
  • Inadequate or inappropriate healthcare

The 2022 Mental Health Summit will promote awareness, dialogue, and partnership concerning the health inequities and disparities that keep children and their families from the help they need to heal from grief and loss.

Healthy Blue, Mecklenburg County Public Health and ReCAST Mecklenburg are our partners for the summit. 150 registrations are complementary courtesy of Mecklenburg County Public Health & ReCAST Mecklenburg.

Topics will include:

  • Healthcare system’s role
  • COVID-19: Another layer of grief and loss
  • Foster Care and Adoption
  • Suicide, Substance Use, Incarceration
  • Cultural barriers and beliefs
  • Resiliency and Healing
  • Resources for Natural Helping Networks

Registration has begun. Healthcare Professionals and Administrators, Public and Behavioral Health Administrators and Practitioners, Educators and Researchers, Traditional Health and Social Service Workers, Faith /Ministry Leaders, Caregivers and Advocates will benefit from this event and are encouraged to register.  For more information, go to:

Sponsorships are still available. If interested in becoming a sponsor, go to

Living Waters INC serves as an independent link to faith-based communities to collaborate and partner with public and private sectors. For more than a decade, Living Waters Inc has hosted conferences to engage researchers, clinicians, community members, healthcare system, civic and community leaders and key other stakeholders to improve the wellbeing of children and families in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. To learn more about Living Waters Inc, go to or call 704-944-3119.