THE ORGANIZATION: Mental Wellness Networking Alliance
Through our mental wellness networking alliance, we aim to educate the public and raise aware-ness for all things mental health. this includes, but is not limited to, trauma from the pandemic, post traumatic stress disorder, as well as anxiety and depression. There is an infamous stigma that surrounds the topic and our goal is to break it. We feel that by providing an outlet for our community to connect and converse about their struggles, we are able to put forward solutions and implement long lasting results. As a community, we are dedicated to helping our members through advocacy and facilitated conversations. By doing this, we are able to hone in on the importance of mental wellness. Our newest goal of the program is to administer guided activities to ease social anxiety in this new way of life. Along with advocating for mental wellness, MWNA aims to support local businesses and its community members in its newest networking addition.
Shauna Smith is a 20 year old college student studying clinical psychology and criminal justice at the University of Central Florida. With her education, she plans to do judicial work within the family law department. Before working with Mayor Scott Brook, Shauna was involved in the film industry with public works including a self produced piece highlighting the inconsistencies within the school system. She mentored special needs students through a program called Fantastic Friends and later went on to the Ms .Dria show to market the program. Today, she coordinates community events and is dedicated to breaking the stigma surrounding mental health in the community.
Laila Subeih is 20 a year old political science major with a business development minor. She will be attending law school after getting her masters degree and working in human rights/international law. Before working with Mayor Scott Brook, she was working with the youth in performing arts. Laila has studied the arts in New York, London, and here in South Florida as well. Through mentoring her students and helping them reach their full potential she was able to start her own program called Lessons with Laila. Here, she is able coach performers, teach necessary skills, and help them gain the confidence they need. Laila looks forward to bettering this beautiful community by mentoring the youth and educating others on mental health through our outreach programs!
MWNA’S NEWEST EXPANSION:
Along with advocating for mental wellness, MWNA aims to support local businesses and its community members in its newest networking addition.
This is a membership based networking alliance that pushes members to build connections, and allows for economic regrowth. Meetings for this program will be held via zoom the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:30-6:30pm.
For more information please contact the community representative email: