Breaking the Barriers of Mental Health
Breaking The Barriers of Mental Health foundation empowers communities to speak openly about mental health concerns and hopes to increase the number of people who will talk to someone or a mental health professional. Breaking the Barriers of Mental Health has hosted free panel discussions/think tanks as a forum for people to speak freely about their encounters or potential encounters with mental illness. The monthly functions have received a resounding amount of recognition from the local mental health community, students and those who want to explore ways that encourage living a well life. Each month we seek to break the barriers of mental health brick by brick.
IN 2018 WE HAD A BLAST
We cried, we laughed and we came together for an awesome cause.  We were blessed to welcome over 85 attendees primarily between the ages of 30 -45. Our keynote speaker was music business mogul and author, Marie Pizano.
The 5th Annual Breaking the Barriers of Mental Health Brunch was hosted by Jerrita Patterson, FOX 13 Memphis
  Patrons heard expert advise from
Kimberly Jones, LPC/MHSP and Clinical Director for Compass Intervention Center.

Our real world panel is always a hit and it was nothing short of that last year. 
The panel focused on providing real-life scenarios of picking up the pieces and battling fear, depression, anxiety and loss.
Panelists: Cynthia Daniels ( Cynthia Daniels & Co. ) / Almeta Ellis ( Candidate for Madison County Commission, District 4 ) / Kontar Macklin ( Professional Wrestler and Owner of Tri State Clean) / Chasity Toler (Founder of Step by Step MS ) . 

Moderated By: Montoyia McGowan, LCSW

Entertainment was provided by
 LaToya Tennille ( Kevin Hart's - Hart of the City ) and soulful sounds by Memphis' own Katrina Anderson.


​​​WE WANT TO PARTNER WITH FOR 2019 

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for our 2019 BREAKING THE BARRIERS OF MENTAL BRUNCH please don't hesitate to reach out. The success of this event and our continued outreach are dependent on your support. Please see our sponsorship fact sheet for information on how you would like to get involved.  





May is Mental Health Awareness Month and as a Mental Health Counselor and Public Speaker Brandy J. Flynn is dedicated to spreading the word that mental health is a topic that everyone should care about.  She will do so by  hosting the 5th Annual Breaking The Barriers of Mental Health Brunch in Memphis, TN on Saturday May 25, 2019 at The Great Hall located at 1900 S. Germantown Rd. Germantown, TN. from 11:30a - 2:00p​​
This annual event has proven itself to be the premiere event providing insight on mental illness, education and awareness in the Greater Memphis area.  This coming year's theme is So Glad I Made It. In recent times attitudes towards mental health concerns and navigating through life effectively without distraction appears to be changing partly because of events like this one.

The goal is for patrons to be able to leverage their respective experiences  via positive relationships with community peers and guided conversations with public figures.

For more information on the BTBOMH Foundation please email


 3RD ANNUAL KARAOKE PARTY  
Fun & Fundraising

YOU HAVE THE GREEN LIGHT TO CARE ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

This is an annual event that is jam packed with food, fun, and signature cocktails. It is a party with a purpose and all proceeds go to Menta Health education in the Mid-South.



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