NAMI Pinellas is hosting a FREE webinar on Thursday, October 29th at 12 noon. This webinar is focused on WHY Mental Health Matters. Join us and our panelists as we take a deep dive into how mental health affects different generations, different obstacles each generation faces and common struggles with mental health. A live Q&A will be at the end of the webinar so YOU can ask our panelist questions!
Meet Our Panelists
Victoria L. Hummer, MSW, LCSW, Director of Transformation for Metropolitan Ministries and EFFINITY Trainer
Victoria L. Hummer MSW, LCSW – is the full time Director of Transformation at Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa, FL and is a member of the training faculty for EFFINTY Training. She has also been a Per Diem Faculty Consultant with the Sanctuary Institute at ANDRUS in Yonkers, NY, since 2014. She trains her home community in Tampa Bay, FL in Trauma Informed Care, Psychological First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, and Post-Traumatic Stress Management and provides evidenced-based interventions to trauma survivors.
EFFINITY Training is a social enterprise of Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa, FL. Developed as an outgrowth of the organization infusing trauma informed care throughout the culture, EFFINITY trains and consults with other nonprofits, schools, organizations, and corporate groups to support their efforts to become more trauma informed. Fun, engaging, interactive trainings and workshops are offered virtually and in-person by faculty trainers with extensive experience in education, mental health, social services, and nonprofit leadership.
Johnny Crowder, Founder & CEO of Cope Notes
Johnny Crowder is a 28-year-old suicide/abuse survivor, TEDx speaker, touring musician, and the Founder & CEO of Cope Notes. With 10 years of clinical treatment, a psychology degree from UCF, and a full decade of peer support and advocacy through the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) under his belt, Johnny’s youthful vigor for the topic of mental health is unmatched.
Cope Notes is a text-based platform that provides daily mental health support to users in nearly 100 countries worldwide. Every text combines peer support, positive psychology, and digital journaling to train the brain to think in healthier patterns.
Kent Roberts, Suncoast Center
Kent Roberts is a school based Clinical Social Worker at Suncoast Center, Inc. Suncoast Center provides comprehensive behavioral health, child advocacy, and sexual assault services in Pinellas County. Kent began working at Suncoast in 2018 delivering intensive in-home therapy for children with serious mental health challenges. In this role, he worked with children and teens on attachment, anger management and mood dysregulation issues. In his current position, he provides in-school services to kids and families. Kent has a Master’s Degree from Florida State University in Clinical Social Work, and has served children, teens, and families as a therapist since 2015. He also has experience working in a youth crisis shelter and therapeutic foster care. Kent enjoys working to help families regain a sense of normalcy and competency no matter how tough their circumstances are. He has also found a passion helping not just clients, but also co-workers and other professionals to understand and treat pediatric mood and attachment disorders, including how to provide crisis support.
Suncoast Center, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization offering comprehensive evidence-based Behavioral Health services for children, adults and families in Pinellas County for more than 75 years. Suncoast Center also provides Children Advocacy and Sexual Assault services to our community. Suncoast Center is dedicated to helping the more than 27,000 children, adults and families that we see each year, as our mission statement says … “through strengthening, protecting and restoring lives for a healthy community.” Suncoast Center is proud to serve our community and looks forward to many more years of doing so.