Keynote Speaker: Erin Mahone
Author, Speaker, Facilitator, Producer, Mental Health Advocate Erin Mahone is an author, speaker, facilitator, and podcaster. She creates space for difficult conversations about mental health in all areas of life. Growing-up in a family in which severe mental illness was a reality, and experiencing the lifelong effects of anxiety disorder and depression, Erin has learned to face life’s challenges with humor, creativity, and humility.
Through this lifelong training, formal education in social and behavioral sciences, and extensive work as a performing artist, an author, mental health professional, and creator of inclusive programming, Erin has developed unique and effective skills in opening dialogue, and helping diverse audiences get comfortable with the discomfort traditionally associated with conversations about mental health and related issues.
Erin is the author of the book If You Could See Me: Life, Motherhood, and the Pursuit of Sanity (Motivational Press, 2018). She is the creator of #IfYouCouldSeeMe a multi-media storytelling project, which includes live events, a podcast on the Mental Health News Radio Network, an open submission blog, and more - designed to change the way we talk about, think about, and address mental health and related issues. Erin leads ReStory, a personal narrative coaching initiative, and she is creator of two one-woman shows, It Runs in the Family a collection of songs and stories about laughter, family, mental illness, and unconditional love; and her new show Shark Woman Meditates, an honest look into her own mental health journey.
Erin recently completed her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Longwood University focusing on Narrative Therapy and it’s effectiveness in the treatment of complex trauma. She is a TEDx presenter and speaks frequently on the intersection of creativity, compassion, and change. She lives in Virginia with her husband, three children, and a furbaby named Kismet.
Breakout Sessions Offer over 20 CEUs
Get all required CEU's for licensure renewal in one place for one low price! Breakout sessions include topics in telehealth, alternative medicine and occupational therapy, dementia management, disability advocacy, prosthetics, fieldwork education and so much more. For a detailed look at the available breakout sessions, view the agenda.
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***Please note the following supplies that you will need for participation in the live presentation on Saturday, Feb 6 at 1-3pm: Together We Stand with Kimbo Bridges and Ali Twilley
- Sponge brush
- Painters tape or masking tape, 2-3 different widths
- Paper plates to hold paints
- Old credit card or gift card
- White blank canvas, OR wood painted white
- 3 different paint colors
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