No More Secrets – Mental Health Symposium, 5-6Oct18

September 18, 2018|Posted in: Community Event, Health

No More Secrets aims to combat mental-health stigma in local communities and connect individuals and families with the resources they need.

This symposium is FREE and lunch is provided.

To register, visit namicoloradosprings.org or call 719-473-8477.

Breakouts offered on the following topics:

  • The many faces of depression
  • Inside opioid addiction
  • A deeper faith
  • Standing firm on shaky ground
  • The truth about trauma
  • The LGBTQ disconnect
  • The crisis system: A guided tour

Now in its second year, the No More Secrets symposium aims to amplify mental health awareness within underserved local communities. It is completely FREE and organized in tandem with leading local providers of color, including Yolanda Lewis-Harris, LPC, CACIII, Dr. Nathaniel Granger Jr., and Dr. Tiko Hardy.

No More Secrets 2018
Friday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 6
The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel
4 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs

Appetizers will be served Friday evening, with a cash bar available.
Lunch will be provided on Saturday.
The reception and all sessions are FREE. However, registration is required.

Topics include:

  • substance abuse
  • depression
  • racial microaggresions
  • self-care
  • much more

The theme of this year’s event is “Breaking Through Barriers,” reflecting an overarching goal of helping people move closer to seeking mental health services and resources.

Some comments from 2017 attendees:

  • “There was great spirit and encouragement and camaraderie.”
  • “The presentations and presenters were fantastic.”
  • “I loved every aspect of the symposium and look forward to more.”