Erica is a Poet. Becoming Astrologer, Author, and Visual Artist. She is an observer of the supraliminal All and seeking to embrace oneness. erica is shifting into a paradigm of true health after years of battling a mysterious - still unresolvable by western medicine - condition. erica empowers others through honest discussion over topics that exist outside of the margins of society’s wishful thinking. erica integrates spiritual medicine, earth medicine and indigenous shamanic perspective to nurture her own cycles and waves and hopes to one day be learned enough and certified to offer an alternative healing space for those existing at the liminal.
She is a proponent of self-advocacy for mental health care and believes in informed consent for mental health management, especially for populations that are most exposed to discrimination and medical bias.
What you can expect:
Spiritually guided content with the range of spiritual tools addressed and integrated. Consideration for various belief systems, faiths and preferences. Honesty, when erica is in her own cycle and wave. Openness, if her perspective or approach is questioned.
You can find her professionally @byericabrown on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram and via the StayWhole accounts
People Are People
Elisa Cabrera is a 28-year-old Cuban American who suffered from depression and anxiety for too long without even knowing what was wrong. She believes mental health is a never-ending journey, but the journey can be made easier with the right tools and help.
"Art & the LGBTQ+ community - I LOVE art & how so much can be said with a simple brush stroke. Art is healing and such a great way to help with mental health. I am going to marry my partner of 10 years in January 2020, so when we first started dating - marriage wasn’t an option, many people of the LGBTQ+ community suffer terribly with mental health issues simply due to the fact that many people (like myself) were raised to believe that queer is wrong. I want to help break the stigma with mental health issues, as well as be a voice for those silently suffering. "
We Are Creators
I have many ways of expressing myself in order to remain whole. I believe that through creative outlets we are able to find ourselves as well as heal and balance mental health. This section gives the creative community a platform to share their passion and speak on the challenges they face with balancing mental health.
Mental Health in Adolescences
Melani Samples is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. She currently runs her own practice, Perfectly Imperfect Marriage Counseling PC in Corona, Ca.Melani is passionate about helping people create and live the life they desire and deserve to live. “We all have a past, and we all have choices. Some of us have endured things no one should ever have to, but we can choose to let those moments define who we are or we can define those moments.”Melani truly loves working with youth/adolescents as well as families, couples, and individual. She strives to give others the necessary tools to live their best lives. An avid writer and mental health blogger, Melani states, “I have been on the side of the couch many people are scared of. I have learned healthy and effective tools to manage my own life to the best of my abilities. I learned a long time ago that giving up on the illusion of perfection and aiming for progress is one of the healthiest things I could do for myself, and now it is my hope to show others that life can truly be perfectly imperfect.”