affects 1 in 4 of us.
impacts all of us.
Mental illness affects 1 in 4 of us.
Mental health impacts all of us.
ASHA International’s mission is to promote personal, organizational, and community wellness through mental health education, training and support.
What We Do
We destigmatize mental illness and promote mental health and wellbeing through the power of personal stories.
50,000 people reached across the U.S. and around the world.
September 28, 2018, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Double Tree Llyod Center
1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232
Grit & Grace: Multicultural Women’s Mental Health Conference is a 1-day innovative program to inspire, educate and empower women to take charge of their mental health and cultivate resilience and wellbeing.
The conference will be gender-responsive and tailored to address the unique mental health needs of women focusing on a multitude of factors affecting women including adverse childhood experiences, social and cultural factors, race & ethnicity, immigration & acculturation, class, gender, poverty, homelessness, violence, and trauma.
About the Conference Theme: People living with mental health conditions are often perceived to be weak or have a character flaw. Neither of which is true. It takes an enormous amount of strength and courage to cope with a mental health condition and create a healthy, meaningful, productive life. At ASHA International, we salute the Grit & Grace of people living with mental health conditions, celebrate their resilience, and honor their humanity.
On May 17th, in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, ASHA International was delighted to present Grit & Grace, a storytelling show to shine a light on mental health and end stigma, one story at a time. Ten fearless storytellers shared their journey of courage, hope and resilience with a packed house of 200 people and were honored with a standing ovation. We salute the Grit & Grace of our storytellers, celebrate their resilience and honor their humanity. To learn more about ASHA Storytellers, please click here…read more