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 (slides)
 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. (slides)
 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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