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Friday, April 1, 2022 In-Person (and virtual)

Mental Wellness Forum

Belk Centrum, Lenoir-Rhyne University Hickory Campus
Doors open at 8:30am

Particularly over the last two years, we have felt stressed and burnt out and have wondered how to best implement self-care, boundaries, and healthy coping skills. In some industries and with certain populations, these concepts have always rung true and now that humanity is collectively experiencing shared angst, the needle is moving toward its being more acceptable to talk about the struggle.

We want to keep the momentum going and continue to have intentional dialogue about how to enhance our mental health. Join us for any or all of our presentations to learn practical ways you can improve your wellbeing and that of your team/students/family.


Mindfulness and Soul-Care with Sandra Boozer


Promoting Equity in Mental Health with Jennifer Neitzel and Justin Perry of the Educational Equity Institute


Exploring Family Dynamics & Toxic Masculinity with Juliet Kuehnle & Chef Jamie Lynch 

  • exploring his personal story with addiction/sobriety and fame as a celebrity chef

How to Build Resiliency and be Trauma-Informed with Vernisha Crawford


Mental Health and the Food & Beverage Industry: Understanding Burnout & Addiction.

Panel with Juliet Kuehnle & Chefs Alyssa Wilen, Sam Diminich, & Chayil Johnson


  • food & beverage industry
  • personal mental health struggles
  • supporting coworkers
  • etc.

The Art of Meditation with Marianne Huebner from the HopeWay Center


Finding Your Why with Andrea Skidmore from Anuvia Recovery & Prevention Center

Student Credits

The Art of Compassion: Mental Wellness Forum has been approved by NBCC for 1 CE for each presentation (for up to a total of 7 CEs). Lenoir-Rhyne University is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3852.

Approved for NASW-NC CEs – 1 CE credit by NASW-NC (#A-377-3242022), with an option of up to 7 credits. You do NOT need to attend all sessions to earn CE credit hours.