In support of our mission to build a healthier Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community, Healthy Charlotte Alliance launched an annual signature educational program to inform the community on various timely and relevant health topics. Healthy Charlotte Alliance Community Health Classroom programs have ranged from a full-day seminar with multiple speakers to an educational luncheon.

Join Us for Our 2019 Healthy Charlotte Alliance Classroom!

Thursday, October 10th

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Mental Health, Help & Hope

Vital Insights: Understanding Depression & Suicide

The Facts:

•On average, one person dies by suicide every 6 hours in North Carolina.

•Suicide is now the state’s second-leading cause of death for children 10 to 17 years, only behind motor vehicle accidents.

•Suicide is preventable.

Key Objectives: The Classroom keynote and expert panelists will discuss mental illness, depression and suicide.

  • Sharing accurate and biophysiological information
  • Learning how to recognize the warning signs and start a conversation
  • Taking action
      • Increase awareness of resources available and know how to access help
      • Intentionally combat stigma around mental illness
      • Support efforts around improving access to mental healthcare services

Keynote & Panel Moderator

Dr Erica Herman

Dr. Erica Herman
Clinical Physician Executive
Psychiatry Market Leader
Novant Health

Expert Panel

Dr. Victor Armstrong

Victor Armstrong
VP of Behavioral Health Services
Atrium Health and facility executive of Behavior Health Charlotte

Expert Panel

Dr. Tom Gettelman

Tom Gettelman, PhD.
Chief Clinical Officer and Director of Admissions

Expert Panel

Dr. Ian Murry

Ian Murray, M.Ed., L.P.C.
Southeast Psych

Also featuring:

Missy Willis, MHA Storyteller, will share her story of loss and hope.

Ericka Ellis-Stewart, Education & Advocacy Program Coordinator, Mental Health America, will facilitate an exercise with Classroom attendees.