How are you doing? Have you asked yourself that lately?
We all know too well that living with Sickle Cell Disease, or caring for someone with Sickle Cell Disease, can take its toll on our minds and energy as much as it takes its toll on our bodies.
This month, we’re bringing you a special event to break down the stigmas around mental health and discuss the types of care you can access to make sure you’re able to live your best life.
In this TedTalk-style seminar, you’ll be hearing from two SC warriors who know exactly what you’ve been through and what you’re going through.
Meet Dr. Theopia Jackson | Moderator
Moderating the discussion will be Dr. Theopia Jackson, a licensed clinical psychologist who received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Howard University, Washington DC, and her doctorate from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She has a long history of advocating for and supporting the Black community in her field, and for clinicians and patients alike. Honoring culturally-centered spiritual healing, creativity, and resilience, Dr. Jackson espouses: “What you help a child to love can be more important than what you help [them] to learn.” ~African proverb.
Meet Misty Williams | Speaker
Owner of Inevitable Creations Catering . SCD Organization Owner, Health Care Worker, Advocate, & Patient! Misty Williams started at 5 years old as a spokesperson for Children´s Hospital Los Angeles, by 14 was coordinating events and even catered a few.
At 17 She was a receptionist for the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California, and then started nursing school. Misty has done quite a bit in the sickle cell disease community, she opened her own organization in 2011 and did 5 events a year, 2 of those being blood drives. She also has partnered with her counterparts who own organizations not only in California but in other states and countries as well.
Meet Gladys Hubbard | Speaker
This is Gladys. She is 56 years old. She’s a divorced mother of 5 (four daughters and a son). She loves her family and being a mom. There were times that was the only thing that kept her going. She has Sickle Cell SC Disease. She was misdiagnosed with only having sickle cell traits until the age of 21 when having her third child (her son).