asha international mental health

We Give Hope


Registered guests will receive a link to the recording of the conference to view at your convenience.

2022 Grit & Grace


8:45 AM PST Check-in Begins
Join us on Zoom webinar up to 15 minutes before the start of the event and introduce yourself in the chat box! The link to join will be available to you after signing up. As an attendee, no one else will be able to see or hear you, so feel free to wear what you like and get comfortable.
9:00 AM PST

Event Begins

Emcee – Genevieve Reaume

Welcome – Diane Kaufman, MD

9:10 AM PST

Yoga for Hope – Laura Goff, LAc, MSOM, RYT-200

This yoga presentation is designed to warm the body, mind and spirit up to be inspired by the Grit & Grace conference. The Yoga asana (poses) shared are intended to support listening, grounding, feeling hope, transforming stuck energy and inspiring action. These practices are slow and gentle and can be revisited throughout the conference or incorporated into self care practices.

9:30 AM PST

Everyone has a mental health: Lessons learned from a suicide loss survivor and student suicide prevention advocate – Meghna Singh

During the presentation, Meghna will highlight her personal experience as a suicide loss survivor and as someone who has dealt with seasons of depression and anxiety. She will talk about her advocacy efforts which started in 2014, how they have evolved to date, and how it has helped her heal. She will also highlight her experience advocating for mental health within diverse communities, including among her South Asian family and friends. Finally, she will provide recommendations regarding how everyone can advocate for their well-being in

9:55 AM PST

We are the Data – Stacy Thrall

We are the data, is my personal journey of having a mental health crisis at the age of 40 with no prior history of mental illness in my family. After being hospitalized, and diagnosed with Bipolar 1, I set out to manage my mental well-being with the support of my family and employees so I could continue to own and operate my home-based business. Over the course of the next seven years, I had a toolbox of coping skills and in 2013 I closed my business to take a job in the town that I lived in for 20 years—downstream transitions to the effects on a person’s life when they are discriminated against in the workplace.

10:20AM PST Break
10:35 AM PST

The Impact of Cultural and Religious Beliefs on my Mental Health – Angelica Mkoronogo

During this presentation, Angelica will discuss her mental health journey, recovery, and support. How she is advocating for a change in mental health and how she manages her day-to-day mental well-being.

10:55 AM PST

How to Survive Today – Tonya Ingram

Tonya will be reading poems from her third book of poetry, ‘How to Survive Today’, that speak to what it means to get through, to blossom, to survive. It is a collection of poems, prompts, and affirmations meant to see anyone through their struggles.

11:15 AM PST

Talking Circle – Moderated by Tanya Hall, MFT, CADC I

Join us for this Talking Circle, where our speakers will answer moderator and attendee questions from the audience submitted through Zoom’s Q&A. As an attendee, you will have the ability to submit questions anonymously if you choose.

12:00 PM PST Wrap-up
12:15 PM PST Event 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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