2nd Annual Mental Health Community Event

2nd Annual Mental Health Community Event

Introduction: On May 25, 2024, we hosted our second annual Mental Health Community Event, an inspiring and impactful day dedicated to raising awareness and providing resources for mental health. This event was open to anyone dealing with mental health struggles, those seeking community, or simply those wanting to learn more from licensed professionals.

Purpose and Theme: The event aimed to create a supportive environment for individuals facing mental health challenges and to offer valuable insights and resources. Our goal was to foster a sense of community and provide access to the tools needed for mental well-being.

Key Highlights: The event was filled with meaningful activities and inspirational moments. We were honored to have guest speakers like Jana Hahn and Shaheen Eversley, who shared their expertise and experiences. Additionally, the Nashville-native artist Jyou delivered a special musical performance that resonated deeply with our audience.


Speakers and Panelists: Tyrese Hobbs was our keynote speaker, captivating the audience with his talk on tragedies and the common phrase, "if it ain't one thing, it's another." His powerful message was complemented by our esteemed panel, which included:

  • Chloe Thompson, Registered Nurse - Psychiatric Specialty
  • Kelsie Payne, Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider
  • Aaliyah Mathis, Licensed Professional Counselor

Interactive Workshops: We hosted a group activity session/workshop where attendees worked together in mock communities to navigate mental health scenarios. This interactive session provided practical insights into helping those in need and fostered a collaborative spirit among participants.

Key Messages and Takeaways: One of the most impactful messages of the event came from Tyrese Hobbs, who quoted Inky Johnson: "Perspective drives performance." He shared personal and public stories of Antwand Deon Covington, Kobe Bryant, and Nipsey Hussle, illustrating how their legacies remained untarnished despite their tragic deaths. The underlying message was clear: staying true to oneself can create an enduring legacy.

Acknowledging Our Sponsors and Partners: Our event wouldn't have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors and partners. We extend our heartfelt thanks to:

  • Metro Parks and Recreation--McCabe Community Center
  • Inner Circle
  • Mya.Motives
  • Coach Sha Training
  • Fit By Kayla Elise
  • Arius Juan
  • Ellie Mental Health
  • Tri-Synergy Counseling

Conclusion and Next Steps: As we reflect on the success of our second annual Mental Health Community Event, we are filled with gratitude for everyone who participated and supported us. The event not only raised awareness but also strengthened our commitment to mental health advocacy.

To stay connected with our ongoing mental health initiatives and community events, we encourage you to follow our social media pages and subscribe to our emailing list. Together, we can continue to make a positive impact and support each other's mental well-being.

Thank you for being a part of our community and for helping us spread the message that mental health is a vital component of overall health.