Mental Health Matters Symposium

July 2021

Changing Our World One Mind At A Time

JUL 22-24th

DALLAS, TX

The Speakers

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FEATURED MIND EXPERTS

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Cognitive Neuroscientist

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Dr. Caroline Leaf

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist, whose passion is to help people see the power of the mind to change the brain and find their purpose in life. She is the author of Switch On Your Brain, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, The Perfect You, and Think, Learn, Succeed, among many other books and journal articles, and her videos, podcasts, and TV episodes, have reached millions globally. She currently teaches at various academic, medical, and neuroscience conferences, as well as in churches around the world. Dr. Leaf, and her husband, Mac, live with their four children in Dallas and Los Angeles.

Dr. Sharmee Pratt

Sharmee Pratt is a certified life coach, spiritual advisor, international conference speaker, television host, prolific author, and an advocate for mental health wellness. She is the Found­er and CEO of Sharmee's Mind Management School, where she focuses on a series of teachings and pub­lications that deal with regaining your focus with a strong emphasis on emotional and mental wellness. Because of her passion for  people to be whole in their soul, mind, and body, Sharmee has written several books on this subject: Breaking Free from Within, Crushing the Olive Will Release the Oil, Who or What's Persuading You, Illegal Access and her latest coaching and book collection, The Dangers of Interference.

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Mind Management

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Cognitive Neuroscientist

Dr. Caroline Leaf

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist, whose passion is to help people see the power of the mind to change the brain and find their purpose in life. She is the author of Switch On Your Brain, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, The Perfect You, and Think, Learn, Succeed, among many other books and journal articles, and her videos, podcasts, and TV episodes, have reached millions globally. She currently teaches at various academic, medical, and neuroscience conferences, as well as in churches around the world. Dr. Leaf, and her husband, Mac, live with their four children in Dallas and Los Angeles.

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Psychospiritual Coach

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Krista Allen

Krista Allen is a celebrated actress and comedian turned transformational recovery & psychospiritual coach working in the field of complex trauma and addiction. After 25 years of going down a rabbit hole in the “system” and getting more sick, with well intentioned but ill informed psychiatrists, therapists and rehabs, Krista made a life changing decision to become an advocate for her personal recovery by becoming a mental health detective. She spent years studying and learning how to uncover her brain and mind connection to her body. Her mission was to discover what caused her continual health issues, that doctors could not pinpoint, and her inability to regulate emotionally in her day to day. Krista is also an Epigentics trainer. She looks at genetic data, through a System’s approach that looks at your history and experiences as well as the cutting edge research from genome wide association studies, to figure out which lifestyle modifications her clients can adopt in order to optimize their health and help them become more resilient to stressors, and aging, and addictions.

Dr. Heather Henley

From domestic abuse victim to best-selling
author, Heather Henley is The Master of Crisis
Therapy – shaking up the broken, to swiftly
bring their junk to the surface to enable them
to deal with it now. She promotes mass healing
quickly (versus individual healing slowly) and
has a proven track record in getting amazing
results in the most hopeless situations – even
where others have failed. Heather knows that you are your past and until you have the right tools, you can’t ever fully live presently. She has more than twenty years of field experience in all areas of mental health. Getting her hands dirty in the trenches is where her heart has always gravitated. On the streets of Skid Row is where Heather honed her short term dynamic therapy, while interning alongside faculty of Pepperdine University and UCLA.

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Trauma Specialist 

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Because You Matter

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We would like to offer you the opportunity to be a part of our Mental Health Symposium. If you desire to be a part of helping others to regain their lives through mental and emotional wellness, then this Symposium is right for you!

 

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Schedule

July 22

Virtual Sessions 11pm-5pm CST

July 23

Virtual Sessions 8am-5pm CST

July 24

Onsite 8am-5pm CST

About

MENTAL HEALTH

According to the CDC (Centers Disease Control), problems with mental health are very common in the United States, with an estimated 50% of all Americans diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime. Mental illnesses, such as depression, are the third most common cause of hospitalization in the United States for those aged 18-44 years old and adults living with serious mental illness die on average 25 years earlier than others.

According to NIMH (National Institute Mental Health), Mental illnesses are common in the United States. Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness (51.5 million in 2019). Mental illnesses include many different conditions that vary in degree of severity, ranging from mild, to moderate to severe. Two broad categories can be used to describe these conditions: Any Mental Illness (AMI) and Serious Mental Illness (SMI).

According to WHO (World Health Organization), In recent years, there has been increasing acknowledgment of the important role mental health plays in achieving global development goals, as illustrated by the inclusion of mental health in the Sustainable Development Goals. Depression is one of the leading causes of disability. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year-olds. People with severe mental health conditions die prematurely – as much as two decades early – due to preventable physical conditions.

Despite progress in some countries, people with mental health conditions often experience severe human rights violations, discrimination, and stigma.

Many mental health conditions can be effectively treated at a relatively low cost, yet the gap between people needing care and those with access to care remains substantial. Effective treatment coverage remains extremely low.

Increased investment is required on all fronts: for mental health awareness to increase understanding and reduce stigma; for efforts to increase access to quality mental health care and effective treatments; and for research to identify new treatments, and improve existing treatments, for all mental disorders. In 2019, WHO launched the WHO Special Initiative for Mental Health (2019-2023): Universal Health Coverage for Mental Health, to ensure access to quality and affordable care for mental health conditions in 12 priority countries, to 100 million more people.

This is why Dr. Heather Henley and Dr. Sharmee Pratt have partnered so that they could not only educate, but give hope to those who believe there is no hope. Their desire is to help restore minds, one person at a time! This is the first, of many, Mental Health Matters Symposiums. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact our team or you can reach out to a few resources  that we have provided below.

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