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Mental Health Q&A: Depression and Anxiety (Virtual)
May 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We hope you’ll join us virtually at 6 pm this evening (May 17) for a Mental Health Q&A!
Meeting ID: 936 1466 5949
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Details on the program below:
This panel includes Elisa Pérez-Arellano, LMSW, psychotherapist and owner/CEO of Inclusive Empowerment Services (IES) in Wyoming, Michigan, and Jazz McKinney, mental health advocate and Executive Director of the GR Pride Center in Grand Rapids.
Jazz and Elisa will share their over 20 years of experience in the mental health field to demystify the many issues surrounding anxiety and depression, and use their unique perspectives to delve further into how these issues affect the Black, Hispanic, and LGBTQIA+ communities. This discussion is open to anyone wanting to better understand mental health and the stigmas that often overwhelm those seeking help. There will be a Q&A session at the end so bring your questions, a willingness to learn, and a desire to help break the stigma! Free.
Jazz’s Bio: Jazz is a Black, Indigenous (Ojibwe and Cherokee) Two-Spirit individual that has been involved in the mental health field for over 9 years and with racial justice work as well as advocacy/activism in the 2-SLGBTQ+ community for over 16 years. They are committed to highlighting the importance of education, awareness, and involvement to create change. They are passionate about working to decolonize gender roles and identities as well as discussing the impact that harmful gender binaries can cause within our communities. They currently serve as the Executive Director of the Grand Rapids Pride Center.
Elisa’s Bio: Elisa Pérez-Arellano, LMSW, is the founder, CEO and mental health therapist of Inclusive Empowerment Services (IES). IES provides mental health therapy to people 15+, consultation to nonprofits and businesses around mental health and DEI topics, and workshops. Elisa earned a Bachelor and Master of Social Work from Grand Valley State University. Elisa has 11+ years of experience in community outreach/engagement, program development, medical social work, mental/behavioral health, etc. One of Elisa’s passions is to help current and future leaders explore, identify, process and decode any unconscious emotional barriers, like fear and self-doubt, which may be preventing them from growing and thriving at a professional and personal level.