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2021 Pathways to Wellness Conference
October 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
It’s the conference you’ve known for 20 years, now online and free.
The Pathways to Wellness Conference celebrates mental health recovery. It will be held October 7 from 10 am to 12:30 pm via Zoom.us. The theme is “Still Striving, Still Thriving, Through it All.” The program features speakers who have lived the ups and downs of recovery and who will share what gives them strength and hope. Attendees will choose virtual workshops to attend that are presented by experts with focused messages and empowering activities.
• Keynote speaker Brien Stewart, a peer support specialist with a punk rock pedigree, tells his story of gratitude and life in recovery.
• Leslie Ann Wertz, Founder of The Victory PRS, shares the keys to flourishing in rough seasons.
• Mary McQuown of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services traces the miles of progress made in mental health recovery services–and lays out the map of challenges yet to conquer in her address.
• Michael T. Lane of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board poses the question of how to dream of beautiful futures amid crisis.
• The Employment Lady, Marja Lee Freeman, shows how inspiration reveals new visions and pathways to positive thinking.
• An uplifting celebration of movement drives Martha Krabill Magny’s dance-focused workshop. The workshop centers on self-belief.
• Turning digital distances into online friendships sounds tough, but Monika Taylor of Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia (RPSV) lays it out and makes it doable. And fun.
• Making yourself an oasis of calm mindfulness through yoga is the theme of Kara Simon’s accessible and trauma-informed session.
The event is planned and hosted by the Wellness and Recovery Committee, a group of representatives of government and nonprofit organizations in Northern Virginia whose work and lives involve mental health recovery. Attendees will include individuals with mental health concerns, their loved ones, professionals in the field, and anyone interested in wellness. The event’s goal is to inspire and motivate those in recovery, those who are considering seeking help, and anyone else with an interest in mental health recovery.
Consider a Donation
Admission to the conference is free, but you can support the work of Northern Virginia Mental Health Foundation through a voluntary donation. Visit the NVMHF donation page to see how you can support the work of this important organization