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2021 Virtual Mental Health Summit
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The virtual event will bring together UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff, local organizations, leaders, legislators, and community members to advance equitable mental health outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations.
Charlotte, NC (6/16/21) – Living Waters Inc (, a faith based non-profit will host the virtual “2021 Mental Health Summit” in Charlotte, NC. The event will focus on “Advancing Equitable Mental Health Outcomes for Racially/Ethnically Diverse Populations”. It will be held on September 24, 2021 via zoom.
This year’s summit is in partnership with the UNC Charlotte School of Social Work, Department of Counseling, Urban Education Collaborative, Race and Social Equity Academy and Center for Counseling and Psychological Services. The summit will provide intentional space for interaction between UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff, local organizations, leaders, legislators, and community members. Over 300 attendees will hear from expert speakers in behavioral health, along with researchers, practitioners, clinicians, health system leaders, and civic leaders. They will also engage in critical conversations about moving forward to achieve equitable outcomes in mental health.
The keynote speaker for the 2021 Mental Health Summit will be Rheeda Walker, PhD, award-winning Professor of Psychology, Licensed Psychologist, Researcher and author of “The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help you Deserve”.
The half-day virtual summit will include expert speakers, interactive breakout sessions, moderated panel discussion, audience Q&A, and an exhibitor hall for attendees to meet and connect with local and statewide organizations.