Health Literacy Virtual Summit: Mental Health Focus


July 9


12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

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Anita Russell, Principal at The Place to SOAR

Join a panel of mental health professionals for a thought-provoking discussion of the importance of being health literate.

What is your definition of heatlh? And what factors of life do you believe have an impact on your health, especially your mental wllness? Join a panel of mental health professionals for a thought-provoking discussion of the importance of health literacy, examined through the lens of social determinants, structural inequities and mental health. This topic is particularly relevant during this time of pandemic. Find the answers to questions like: How do I know if it’s time to seek help? What’s the difference between a psychiatrist, psychologist and therapist? Or what’s the relationship between how I feel and what I eat?


“I live to cultivate change through daily growth and personal development for the purpose of unleashing human potential.” —Anita Russell, MEd, CPLC, Founder & Principal at The Place to SOAR.


“For our communities to grow stronger in unity and love we must recognize how and when to lend a helping hand.” — Julius Boatwright, LMSW, Founder/CEO of SteelSmiling Pittsburgh.

“Now you can engage in real self-discovery using real therapy techniques, instead of social media fluff.” —Dr. Ebony Butler, Psychologist, Creator of My Therapy Cards.

“Defining Therapy: Where I learned to be myself and live my best life.” —Jessica Gurley, LCSW, Founder of Mental Health Ts and Social Work Consulting and Counseling.

“End the pain, begin the healing”. —Sharise Nance, LCSW, CCTP, Creator of Vitamin C Healing.

Special Guest:

“YES seeks to empower communities to become their own best resource.” —Denise Jones, Program Director, Youth Enrichment Services.

Ted Talk: Dr. Lisa on the Street

“We are facing a crisis of health literacy in the United States. We are bombarded by health information, but we are confused about how our bodies work and often don’t understand what our doctors tell us. Fitzpatrick is spreading her message of health awareness through a video series, “Dr. Lisa on the Street,” in which she interacts with everyday people about health care topics ranging from hypertension to the flu.”