Mental Health Advocate tours the Hyde Park area

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS
Staff Writer

In honor of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, author and National Suicide Prevention Speaker Erika J. Kendrick, founder, and CEO of the organization “The Who Move My Happy? Mental Fitness Tour” is offering free “Mental Fitness and Health” events for seniors and residents of the Hyde Park area.

“Our locations vary throughout the Hyde Park area,” said Kendrick about the tour and events. “We’ve already held events at the University Church, the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club and will look to host a session at the Silver Room in October.”

In addition to partnering with various organizations within the community, the mental fitness guru has traveled locally and nationally to spread her message of positive mental health across the country. The tour will take place quarterly and will consist of workshops and panel discussions, including a workbook created by Kendrick to help address 10 mental fitness steps that are needed to increase and maximize overall wellness.

“The lifestyle steps are broken down into very real and basic strategies,” Kendrick said. “It allows you to rediscover pleasure, learn powerful feel good coping strategies, and engage in life in new and meaningful ways.” 

Kendrick said her goal is to help people take on their “brain pain” and triumph. The workbook is a go-to guide on how to successfully manage mental health challenges throughout the day.

Within the workbook, Kendrick shares personal stories, tips and funny raw anecdotes on her quest to find happiness. She is supported by a group of 10 working and retired professional women, who help her market, sell and distribute the workbook across the country. The group specializes in the areas of education, government, business, law and marketing. 

The “Who Move My Happy Mental Fitness” workbook was released in June of 2017.
“Mental Health is sexy and you are so worth it,” Kendrick said.

For more information visit erikajkendrick.com.

j.phillips@hpherald.com