iHeartMedia New York and media mogul, Charlamagne Tha God, in partnership with Mental Wealth Alliance will celebrate World Mental Health Day by hosting the Mental Wealth Expo, a free and open to the public event taking place on October 8, 2022, at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, New York City.
Attendees will hear from experts on everything mental health, with curated panels on racial trauma and mental health, Black men’s mental health, Black women’s mental health and the role religion and spiritualty play in our mental wellness.
Special guests will include Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, psychologist and author; Jay Barnett, lifestyle therapist, author and speaker; Jason Williams, author, speaker and founder of The Cave of Adullam Transformational Training Academy; Douglas Reed of Black Men Heal; and David McCullar, founder & CEO of INCEPTION – the first mental health gym.
Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Rye, political commentator, analyst and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, will sit down with New York Times Best Selling Author Resmaa Menakem to discuss his book My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.
Live podcast recordings will take place of “Dropping Gems with Devi Brown,” hosted by Devi Brown, master wellness educator, author, and Chief Impact Officer at Chopra Global; as well as “Checking in with Michelle Williams,” hosted by Michelle Williams, Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, actress and entrepreneur.
Breakout rooms hosted by mental health professionals and field experts will explore various mental health topics including anxiety, depression, PTSD and psychosis; children and teen mental health; LGBTQ+ and mental health; healing through food and alternative medicine; and meditation and yoga practice.
“People are always telling folks to do the work. Well what does that look like? Where do you start? The Mental Wealth Expo will be the beginning of that process for so many,” said Charlamagne Tha God. “On 10-10 we will introduce folks to people and resources that will start them on their healing journey. Invest in your mental wealth!”
The official sponsor of the Mental Wealth Expo will be Clarity Surgery. iHeartMedia New York will be producing and promoting the event across its on-air stations and social media platforms.
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the New York market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with 3 billion app downloads and more than 150 million registered users.
About iHeartMedia New York
iHeartMedia New York owns and operates WWPR-FM, WHTZ-FM, WKTU-FM, WAXQ-FM, WLTW-FM, WOR-AM, WWRL-AM and is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 250 million people each month. It is number one in both broadcast and digital streaming radio as well as podcasting and audio ad tech and includes three business segments: The iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group; the iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group; and the Audio and Media Services Group. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
About Mental Wealth Alliance
The Mental Wealth Alliance (MWA), founded by Radio Hall of Famer Charlamagne Tha God (Lenard McKelvey), works to achieve equity in the mental health arena by bringing Black mental health to the forefront, where it belongs. Through its three pillars of programming, MWA strives to destigmatize mental health in Black communities (Teach); expand the delivery of culturally competent mental health services for Black people (Treat); and dramatically grow the pool of Black mental health professionals (Train). MWA has also positioned itself as a unifier and uplifter of existing centers of excellence in the Black mental health space by spearheading the creation of the Collaborative for Black Mental Wealth–many of whose members will be featured in this important event.
About Charlamagne Tha God
Multimedia mogul, Radio Hall of Fame inductee, bestselling author, and cultural architect Charlamagne Tha God, born Lenard McKelvey, is one of the most potent, influential, and authoritative thought leaders in modern culture. He is the outspoken, well-informed, opinionated, and charismatic co-host and driving force of the hottest radio show in the U.S., The Breakfast Club, heard by over 4.5 million listeners daily. The show boasts ten years on air as the most successful hip-hop show in radio history. Charlamagne’s poignant and uninhibited interviews drive the show’s popular daily conversation on topics spanning from hip-hop and race to social, political, and economic issues. He also co-hosts the popular podcast Brilliant Idiots. Charlamagne also hosts Tha God’s Honest Truth, a late night show on Comedy Central co-created with Stephen Colbert, where he takes on social issues and topics permeating politics and culture—rooted in truth, coated in comedy and unapologetically Black. The influential magnitude of his burgeoning media empire continues to expand with several landmark partnerships, including The Black Effect Podcast Network, a historic 50-50 joint venture with iHeartMedia, the world’s number one commercial podcast publisher; SBH Productions, the audio production company created for a global multi-year, multi-project development, production, and audio licensing partnership with renowned comedian, actor, and writer Kevin Hart; and Black Privilege Publishing, a partnership that aligns with his mission to bring potent, culturally-relevant content to the marketplace from emerging and renowned Black voices around the world. Charlamagne is also the author of The New York Times bestseller Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It and the globally embraced Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me, which launched him to become one of the world’s leading voices in the mental health discussion. With a deeply personal vision to help address the unmet and underserved emotional needs of Black people worldwide, Charlamagne founded the Mental Wealth Alliance (MWA), his forward-thinking foundation created to destigmatize, accelerate, and center state-of-the-art mental health outreach and care across the U.S. while building an unprecedented long-term system of generational support for Black communities.