asha international mental health

We Give Hope


8:00 AM: Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM: Welcome by Sandra Wilson
8:45 AM: An Invitation to Breath & Presence – Diana Hulet
9:00 AM: Keynotes
  Discover the Light Within – Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS
  Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness – Suzy Hamilton
  Breaking Through: Beating the Odds Shot after Shot – Chamique Holdsclaw
  When Our Secrets Keep Us – Kristina Wong
  The Color of My Mind: Reflections of A Queer Latina Mental Health Activist – Dior Vargas
11:30 AM: Talking Circle
12:00 PM: Lunch Break & Networking, Photo Booth
1:00 PM: Cultural Barriers & Pathways to Mental Health & Wellbeing
  Growing New Eyes from The Inside Out: How Our Cultures Imprint Our Vision – Mari Alexander, LMFT
  Multiple Existences, One Soul: Traumatic Impact of Displacement – Pari Mazhar, MSW, LCSW
2:00 PM: Talking Circle
2:30 PM: Cultivating Resilience & Wellbeing  
  How Hormones can Affect Your Mental Health & wellbeing –  Nicole Cirino, M.D.
  The Message of the Red Lotus – Meghan Caughey, MFA
3:30 PM: Talking Circle
4:00 PM: Mural Magic
4:15 PM: Closing Remarks
4:30 PM: Conference Concludes

The Talking Circle is a traditional way for Native American people to solve problems. It is a very effective way to remove barriers and to allow people to express themselves with complete freedom. 

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