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We Give Hope

On September 18th, women from across cultures came together to share their mental health stories to give hope and empower each other to heal and thrive. And, women from across the Unites States and around the world joined in virtually.

Thank you to all who attended and to all who bravely shared their stories. We once again thank our generous sponsors for making this event possible. And thanks to all our hardworking volunteers who gave their precious time to come together to create a community of connection, hope and well-being.

Together, we are normalizing conversations about mental health and inspiring hope and well-being, one story at a time.

We can’t wait to see you all at the 2021 Grit & Grace Conference!

Thank you for your valuable testimonials! Here are a few we would like to share:

“WOW! Completely blown away. It was one of the best conferences I’ve been to in ages. So inspiring, motivating, and uplifting. It was exactly what I didn’t know I needed at this moment in my life. So thank you for that. I appreciated the multiple voices and perspectives and really, really found the youth so inspiring. Can’t thank you enough.”

“The Grit and Grace Conference was beautifully put together. The passion and genuineness of each presenter was felt and seen. It was great to hear people tell their own stories and offer support and a togetherness through this avenue. This was important for the mental health field as well as for all humans as we navigate these troubling, tumultuous waters.”

“The Grit and Grace Conference was very uplifting and different. This was my first time attending the conference. I received the announcement through a coworker. It was an all inclusive uplift for women of every color. It was exciting to see and hear so many women from all nationalities and ethnicities. All empowering one another.”

“The Grit & Grace Conference was inspiring and impactful to me as an educator. It helped me not only personally reflect but was helpful in understanding and developing more empathy for the students I work with. It provided a nice variety of topics and point of views. I really enjoyed the Talking Circles with Q & A – it was very authentic and real..”

“I found the conference to be very informative, educational, and inspiring. It helped me to identify areas in my life that I need to make an effort to improve. It brought to light coping tools that I know work for me, but have stopped using. It also gave me new tools to try out.”

“Everything that has been going on in 2020 has really taken a toll on my mental health lately. This past month I have felt extremely overwhelmed, and hopeless. This conference was just what I needed to feel both personally and professionally uplifted.”

“As a therapist and also as someone that struggles with my own anxiety at times, this was a breath of fresh air for me. I thought it was a great mix of educational as well as connective with stories of people’s personal lives. Keep it up!”

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Enjoy the videos from the Grit & Grace Conference!

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