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BPW Dinner Meeting: Mental Health Panel

  • 24 Jan 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Prestonwood Country Club, Cary NC
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Mental Health Panel  

With Shelley Eure Belk, Gail Brindell Orrin &  
Jill Duvall

Mental Health Panel

Did you know?

ONE in FOUR families in the United States are affected by mental illness.

ONE in FIVE adult experiences a mental health condition every year.

HALF of mental health conditions begin by age 14, and 75% of mental health conditions develop by age 24.

Mental illness is not something to take lightly. It is incredibly common, it is often misunderstood, misdiagnosed, or ignored. We.  Awareness and education are crucial in changing the negative biases towards this condition. The good news, there have been small positives changes towards our understanding; however, we still have a long way to go.

Our Panel:

Shelley Eure Belk: Executive Director, Hope Foundation

Gail Brindell Orrin: Owner of The WellFITT Center for Integrative Wellness

Jill Duvall: Clinician, Carolina Partners in Mental Health

Melanie Reynolds (our Moderator): Clinician at Carolina Partners in Mental Health

The panel will discuss the connection between mind and body, how mental illness can impact you and your families, how to understand the medical aspects of mental illness, and importantly, how there are many ways to help yourself and others address anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and the myriad other illnesses. 

About the panel:

Gail Brindell Orrin is the Owner of The WellFITT Center for Integrative Wellness, a Marine Corps. and Army Veteran,  is a Doctoral Candidate in Health and Wellness Psychology, a Clinical Exercise Specialist, and a Certified Chronic Pain Specialist. She is currently working on her dissertation studying the lived experiences of male and female veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraqi Wars and their providers with the use of “self-care” in the treatment of chronic pain. Gail will bring the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study for attendees, the connection between mental health (trauma) and the body, and evidence-based practices for changing the way the body responds to these adverse challenges.

Shelley Eure Belk is the Executive Director of The Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Through its partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of Psychiatry, the Foundation funds critical research focused on understanding the root causes of, and potential cures for, brain diseases. She will speak about the origin and impact of the Walk for Hope; and her brother’s diagnosis.

Jill Duvall is a clinician at Carolina Partners in Mental Health who treats ages 12 and up in Raleigh, NC, and specializes in therapy for depression, anxiety, addictions, and recovery from abuse. She works at Carolina Partners in Mental Health and will speak about the medical aspects of mental illness.

Melanie Reynolds is a clinician at Carolina Partners in Mental Health. She focuses on adolescent and adult depression and anxiety. She earned her MSW at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She interned and then worked at Southlake Counseling in Davidson, NC where she participated in a fully comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy team. Melanie has completed a number of training from Behavioral Tech in DBT.  She joined Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare in 2016 and has a passion for working with teens and young adults. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.


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