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Nurture of Alabama Mental Health Day in partnership with the City of Birmingham and Park and Recreation Board Rescheduled to July 12, 2024

In order for Birmingham to thrive, Nurture of Alabama believes that it is critical to address the mental health crisis in our own city. Through this event, our goals are to reach historically marginalized communities in order to 1) remove the stigma of mental health support, 2) improve accessibility, and 3) provide community education on mental health & wellness.

  • Address the Stigma of Mental Health Support

  • Address Domestic Violence

  • Linking Community to Accessible & Affordable Mental Health Services

  • Providing Community Education on Mental Health & Wellness

Speakers for the event will include: Mayor L. Woodfin,  Dr. Hernando Carter, a general practitioner; Alexandria Means, a domestic violence expert; and Beverly Johnson from the Alabama Department of Mental Health.

It's FREE to attend! I hope to see you there!!!

Mental Health Day July 12, 2024: About Us


Registration is closed!!!

This packet provides details about the Mental Health Day, including setup and arrival instructions. You will be provided with the number of tables requested by the person that registered your organization and two chairs.

You are responsible for bringing a tent. You can bring a cooler with water!

Thank you so much for participating, we are excited to have you! 

Mental Health Day July 12, 2024: Text


Event Speakers


Internal Medicine Physician


Dr. Hernando Carter is an Internal Medicine physician practicing Internal Medicine at Archwell Health in Birmingham, AL where he also serves as Market Medical Director. His interests include the management of hypertension and diabetes. Dr. Carter also has a special interest in care coordination, physician-physician communication and physician-patient communication and overcoming the barriers that exist therein. Dr. Carter is a proud native of Birmingham, AL who hails from the Fountain Heights neighborhood. He was educated in the Birmingham City Schools where he graduated from A.H. Parker High School. Dr. Carter received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA where he graduated cum laude. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, AL. He completed his Internal medicine residency at Carraway Hospital and Baptist Medical Center. He served a year as Chief Medicine Resident at Carraway Hospital. Dr. Carter is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is also the founder and owner of AH Carter, MD, LLC, a nursing home practice through which he cares for patients at Cherry Hill Health Care Center. Dr. Carter is Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He also serves as a member of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, and the Alabama Department of Health. He has also served as the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Saint Vincent’s East Hospital and on the Board of Health for Jefferson County. Dr. Carter is married to Dr. Nicole Carter, FACP who also practices Internal Medicine. He is the proud father of three sons- Ellis, Ethan, and Emory. Dr. Carter purposefully remains involved in the community and enjoys mentoring and black male development. He is a proud member of the Birmingham Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and is an advisor for the Birmingham Kappa Leadership Development League, an organization whose purpose is to promote and develop the leadership potential of high school aged young men. Through the Kappa League, Dr. Carter has mentored hundreds of young men and has seen many of these students matriculate to college. Dr. Carter is also a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. Due to his focus on the eradication of health disparities and the perpetuation of health literacy, he has founded Prescription for Better Living, a non-profit organization. Dr. Carter’s hobbies also include spending time with his wife and sons, walking his dog, jogging, reading and watching sports.

Mental Health Day July 12, 2024: Our Team


Our dedicated team of experienced professionals will utilizing their unique skills and passion to provide attendees services and activities during the event.

Mental Health Day July 12, 2024: Our Team


She will provide “Breathing Techniques to Improve Response to Trauma Triggers.”

Jamella Stroud is a distinguished somatic Yoga Therapist, certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). As the visionary owner of Sacred Soma Yoga and Therapy, she brings a profound understanding of holistic wellness and bodywork to her practice that supports individual process trauma. She specializes in working with those who experience childhood trauma and struggles with anxiety, depression, C-PTSD, and eating disorders. Jamella is also renowned for her innovative Exhale to Excel Yoga Program, implemented within school systems to foster mental and physical well-being among students. With a passion for empowering individuals through somatic yoga therapy, Jamella continues to inspire positive transformations in countless lives.



7:00 - 9:00 AM    

Vendor Check-In and Setup

9:30 -9:45 AM     

Arrival of ‘10AM Speakers’ 

10:00 - 10:10 AM    

Introduction of Nurture and Board of Directors AND Vendors

10:10 AM     


Alexandria Means, CD, CDVC  “I Have a Voice: Domestic Violence and Mental Health”

10:25 AM        

Beverly Johnson, MPA  - “ Alabama's Crisis System of Care”

10:40 AM        

Introduction of Nurture, Board of Directors, and Vendors

10:55 AM     


Greetings from Birmingham Mayor

Randall L. Woodfin and Crystal Mullen-Johnson of Nurture of Alabama, Inc.

DOOR PRIZES and Announce Speakers for 12:00 HOUR

11:00 AM        

Food Trucks should be ready to serve

11:00 AM-12:00 PM 

DJ Playing and Line Dancing 

11:30 - 11:45 AM   

Arrival of ‘12PM Speakers’ 

11:55 AM        


12:00 PM        

Dr. Hernando Carter - “The Intersection between Mental and Physical Health”

12:25 PM      


12:30 PM-2:00 PM  

DJ Playing 

1:55 PM        


Mental Health Day July 12, 2024: Text



10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Cherie May Edwards, LPC-S - Work In Progress, LLC  Depression Screenings  

(Evaluation of your screen will take up to 15 minutes) 

10:00 AM-2:00 PM:

Pauline K. Long, PharmD. DCE MedsPLUS Consulting,LLC   

             Blood Pressure and Glucose Screenings

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM:

Lauren Packer, M.S, ALC - Packer Counseling, LLC

Mental Health Consultations  

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Paisley Burgess, LMT #4601 -Yenful Massage, LLC 



11:00 - 11:30 PM: 

Line Dancing

12:00 PM-2:00 PM:

Adrian Ward, LMSW, LMT #527 - Relaxation Room, LLC


12:30 PM : Jamella Stroud- Yoga Therapist certified by the International

 of Yoga Therapist

 “Breathing Techniques to Improve Response to Trauma Triggers” 

1:00 PM :

April Mack 

“Group Fitness Exercise”  (30 minute session on stage & street)

It's FREE to attend! I hope to see you there!!!

Mental Health Day July 12, 2024: About
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This mental health resource guide was created by Nurture of Alabama, LLC to provide the community with affordable options for mental health services. The guide lists 41 organizations all located within the Birmingham area.

Mental Health Day July 12, 2024: Welcome
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