Living Waters Inc to Host the “2022 Mental Health Summit”
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Aug. 15, 2022 – PRLog — From death to job loss all the way to social injustice and the lingering effects of COVID-19–more and more families seem to be trapped in an endless cycle of tragic and traumatic events. According to statistics from Mental Health America, nearly 50 million Americans are experiencing a mental illness. Meantime, North Carolina ranks 12th in the U.S. for states with mental health struggles. The numbers are sobering in communities of color where mental health often comes with a stigma, forcing families to silently suffer from grief and loss.
The 2022 Mental Health Summit aims to advocate for awareness, facilitate critical conversations and promote partnerships. Its end goal is to address the health inequities and disparities that keep children and their families from the help they need to heal. This year’s summit, which is in partnership with Healthy Blue, Mecklenburg County Public Health Department and ReCAST Mecklenburg will:
● Promote strategies for healthcare systems, social services and natural helping networks to work together to support children and families suffering from grief and loss.
● Increase knowledge about evidence-based practices for helping children and families heal from grief and loss.
● Increase access to resources to support caregivers, children and families to heal from grief and loss
Joan Been, Living Waters Inc President and CEO states, “There is a great need for additional pillars of response to identify, treat and support children and families suffering from grief and loss.”
The keynote speaker for the “2022 Mental Health Summit” will be Vergel L. Lattimore III, PhD. Dr. Lattimore is the President and Professor of Pastoral Psychology and Counseling at Hood Theological Seminary. The summit will also include interactive breakout sessions, moderated panel discussion, audience Q&A, and an exhibitor hall for attendees to meet and connect with local and statewide organizations.
Living Waters Inc will launch a campaign in August to emphasize the event’s theme, “The Face of Grief”. In an effort to spark conversation and engagement, the organization will release a content series and activities centered on the stages of grief, coping with grief and providing support to grieving children and families in a way that is unique to them.
- Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
- Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
- Venue: In-person and online. UNC Charlotte Cone University Center 9025 University Rd. Charlotte, NC 28223
Tickets In-person $55, Virtual $40, Student $25.
In-person fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.
Doors open at 8:00 for registration, networking, breakfast and exhibitors.
Sponsors Healthy Blue, Novant Health, Atrium Health, Mecklenburg County Public Health, ReCAST Mecklenburg, Alliance Health, and Accounting Bookkeeping & Tax Financial Services. For more information: