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Self-Discovery: Pain, Positioning & Purpose, Inc. ™ tours with Venessa D. Abram are committed to enhancing human lives spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and personally. Be updated on our upcoming events on this page.

NAMI

2021 Training Dates

NAMI Family to Family Teacher Training

  • 2021: April 24-25
  • 2021: September 18-19

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Facilitator Training

  • 2021: August 7-8

NAMI Ending the Silence Presenter Training

  • 2021: May 22
  • 2021: November 6

NAMI In Our Own Voice Presenter Training

  • 2021: April 17
  • 2021: June 5
  • 2021: August 14
  • 2021: Nov 6

NAMI Peer to Peer Mentor Training

  • 2021: September 18-19

All applications can be found here.
Questions? Email programs@namiga.org.

Mental Health in the Workplace
Ask the expert Venessa Abram Flyer
2021 Virtual Grace Gathering



April 13th – Peer to Peer Support and Mental Health, Wellness, Suicide Prevention! 7:00pm EST. Register! (FREE)
April 15th – Becoming Grant-Ready. 12:00pm EST. Register! ($55)
April 22nd – Real Talk with Founder of Self-Discovery Pain, Positioning and Purpose. 12:00pm EST. Register! (FREE)
April 24th – Parenting Practices Expo! 10:00am – 3:00pm EST. Register! ($34.99 – $49.99)
Mar 23rd – May 12th – The Elite Voice Master Blueprint. Time: By Appointment. Register!
April 29th – Fundraising, Planning for Success! 12:00pm EST. Register! (Free)

2021 Virtual Grace Gathering
Shoptalks 2021

2020 in the Rearview
An SDP3 Year in Review

SDP3 (also known as Self-Discovery: Pain, Positioning & Purpose, Inc) is a 501c3 non-profit organization with the eradication of suicide at the forefront of its mission. As such, we have embarked on numerous journeys, hosted many events, participated in several initiatives, and partnered with numerous organizations throughout the year to achieve this goal.

We have experienced tremendous progress on our journey and humbly take the time to reflect on our accomplishments, significant moments, and partnerships formed throughout the year 2020.

January 1 thru December 31, 2020

ATL Shop Talks

The Voices Behind Mental Illness

January 7, 2020

The Voices Behind Mental Illness
“The Life of a Veteran”
Series 5

We start with the successful publication of our Series 5 Anthology, “The Life of a Veteran”. This edition focussed on the Mental Health experiences of our brothers and sisters who’ve served in the armed forces. Their contributions to this anthology allowed us to see mental health from a unique perspective, as our brothers and sisters shared their experiences and how it impacted their lives, families, and service. This Anthology is dedicated to the CEO’s brother, The Late SFC Randolph Davison, Jr., U.S. Army Decorated Veteran who is featured on the cover.

Taking Off The Mask

January 26, 2020

Taking Off The Mask
Suicide Prevention

Athens, GA

10:00 am
On January 26, 2020, SDP3 visited the Rhema Christian Fellowship in Athens, Georgia, for “Taking Off The Mask: Suicide Prevention”. The event was hosted by Pastor O’Marr S. Curry (Senior Pastor) & Lady Jasmine Curry. Our founder Venessa D. Abram, MBA, CPS, was the guest speaker and leader of a Question-and-Answer Segment that led a discussion on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention and shared her own experiences to enlighten those in attendance. The event produced a healthy turnout of 125 people who were engaged, interactive, and participated vigorously in the event’s discussions.

There is No Health Without Mental Health Anthology

February 13, 2020

There is No Health Without Mental Health Anthology
Volume 2
Series 1

On January 13, 2020, SDP3 invited interested and prospective authors to participate in Volume 2, Series 1 of our Anthology series. The edition welcomed numerous entries allowing different individuals with various experiences to speak out about their experiences with Mental Health, Suicide, and the stigma associated with it. The contributions were eye-opening, not unlike the previous edition that gave us insight into a different perspective on Suicide and Mental Health.

Spiritual & Mental Health: It’s a Balancing Act!

Spiritual & Mental Health: It’s a Balancing Act!

March 7, 2020

Spiritual & Mental Health: It’s a Balancing Act!

Mental Health, Bullying, Suicide Prevention, Depression, Anxiety, and Coping Skills were some of the topics discussed at the revolutionary event hosted by Miracle House Church in Bogart, Georgia on March 7, 2020. Senior Pastor Daisy R. Hall was delighted to host our Founder and Guest Facilitator at the event, Venessa D. Abram, who shared her experiences and expertise on the topics discussed. 55 people in attendance benefited tremendously from the sharing of information and the interactive and engaging nature of the discussions.

2020 Vision for the Next Conference

Crowne Plaza Atlanta

SW, 201 Aberdeen Parkway,
Peachtree City, Ga 30269

March 20-22, 2020

Prayer Call

April 2, 2020

Prayer Call

On April 2, 2020, SDP3 announced its monthly Prayer Call to take place on the 1st Sunday of every month. Hosted by our very own Venessa D. Abram and Special Guest Speaker Tavis Taylor, the event allowed attendees to share their desires, their struggles, and their thoughts in an environment of understanding, love, and compassion where they could receive, you guessed it, prayer.

The event was hosted online, where attendees could use the access code and tune in and participate from anywhere in the world. This initiative yielded powerful sessions and positively impacted the lives of those who tuned in to connect and share with others in need of intercession.

COVID-19 Resiliency Coping Skills

April 10 – 30, 2020

COVID-19 Resiliency Coping Skills
Virtual Community Forum

COVID-19 could not stop us!

To assist in beating COVID-19 and staying on top of our lives, SDP3 hosted a series of virtual community forums from April 10 – 30, 2020, featuring various speakers sharing their perspectives and helpful tips on remaining motivated, determined, and resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring different speakers on each day such as Transformational Author & Speaker, Jason Holzer; Author & Speaker, Tavis Taylor; Anne Rulo & Wendy Farmer, these forums each had a unique message to walk away with and provided our 17,000+ followers across our social media platforms with the information they could apply to their lives to stay on top of the pandemic.

Speaker Series with BGCMA

May 1, 2020

Speaker Series with BGCMA

Children are our future, and nurturing them was the goal of SDP3 on May 1, 2020, as we were hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Teen Services for their Speaker Series with BGCMA. On this virtual meeting, our Founder and Featured Speaker at the event, Venessa D. Abram, had a stimulating discussion with our teens, sharing her experiences, expertise, and advice on navigating suicide and bullying, and other issues our children face today.

May 12, 2020 SDP3 reached 11,000 Pinterest Views!!!

COVID-19 Resiliency Coping Skills

May 13 – 27, 2020

COVID-19 Resiliency Coping Skills
Virtual Community Forum

With COVID-19 still having a very real and present impact on our country, our COVID-19 Resiliency Coping Skills Virtual Community Forums became a monthly addition to SDP3’s calendar. Featuring appearances from Brain Health Advocate and Storyteller, Kevin Hines; VP of Behavioural Health Charlotte, Victor Armstrong and Author and Speaker, Brandi Benson, this forum proved to be a profound and impactful edition in the fight against COVID-19.

I Am Resilient Summit

I Am Resilient Summit

May 30, 2020

I Am Resilient Summit

It’s all in the name. Featuring words and testimonies from some of the most influential voices in the industry, the I Am Resilient Summit, hosted by Tavis Taylor, proved to be one of the most powerful events of the year. With various voices and a variety of testimonials, this 5-hour event left 300 attendees with a lifetime of value and an unforgettable experience.

COVID-19 Resiliency Coping Skills

June 3 – 24, 2020

COVID-19 Resiliency Coping Skills
Virtual Community Forum

As COVID-19 took its toll on the world, we fortified our brothers and sisters with the tools to combat it in another round of our COVID-19 Resiliency Coping Skills Virtual Community Forum. With appearances from Behavioural Health Specialist Morias Cassell; Brain Health Advocates and Storytellers, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hines; Entrepreneur Darrell Biddings Jr, and more, this event once again equipped attendees with the tools they needed to remain resilient in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Remix – Taking Off The Mask

June 13 – October 17, 2020

The Remix – Taking Off The Mask
COVID-19 Mental Wellness Tour

In what is the biggest annual event in SDP3’s calendar, this year’s Mental Health Tour adopted the theme. “The Remix – Taking Off the Mask: COVID-19 Mental Wellness Tour.” SDP3’s Mental Health Tour is a staple of our organization and has adopted many themes since its conception. The tour usually takes the organization across several states in the United States and has even spread internationally to the Caribbean. This year, the mission was the same, but the battlefield was wider as our tour took a virtual turn, allowing individuals across the world to access and partake in the tour’s activities and discussions. We were able to impact a span of 10,000 people.

Mental Health & Wellness in the Face of a Pandemic

July 8 – 29, 2020

Mental Health & Wellness in the Face of a Pandemic

Where there is faith, there is power, and this event was not short of it. Our Facebook Live event, “Mental Health & Wellness in the Face of a Pandemic,” held on July 8 -29, 2020, was a resounding success. Impacting over 17,000 plus followers across our social medial platforms tuning in, Jamaican personalities such as Donovan Thomas, JP, and Faith Thomas ignited our live stream while personalities such as Dr. Deb Green, Monique “Mo” Bell, and Teresa Hawley-Howard carried the torch on the following days.

Men & Mental Health

Men & Mental Health

July 24, 2020

Men & Mental Health
It’s time to hear from the MEN

The Virtual Launch of Volume 2 Series 3 There is no Health without Mental Health Anthology entitled, “Men & Mental Health” took place on July 24, 2020. This was a special edition in the anthology series where solely men were featured and their insights into mental health were published. This edition, albeit strictly male, gave some interesting and varied insights into mental health and wellness from men with varying experiences and areas of expertise.

The Many Faces of a Constipated Man

July 30, 2020

The Many Faces of a Constipated Man

Hosted by our very own Venessa D. Abram and led by Guest Speaker and Internationally Renowned Counselor Dr. William “Flip” Clay, the online event The Many Faces of a Constipated Man explored numerous issues that both men and women face today. Covering topics such as religion, rape, fatherlessness, relationships, and more, this event proved to be a hard-hitting experience leaving no stones unturned and no areas unexplored.

Systemic Racism & Suicide Prevention

July 30, 2020

Systemic Racism & Suicide Prevention

Racism has been rampant in the United States for decades. However, most aren’t aware of its connection to suicide. On July 30, 2020, a discussion hosted by Dr. Sally Spencer explored this topic with the help of an extensive and industry-recognized roster of panelists. Utilizing a pool of expert opinions and experience-based accounts, the discussion was rich, informative, and enlightening for 17,000 plus followers across our social medial platforms.

SDP3 Partners with The Daily Huddle

August 1, 2020

SDP3 Partners with The Daily Huddle

Following the response to and impact of the Volume 2 Series 3 anthology entry entitled, “Men & Mental Health”, a follow-up was DEMANDED in the form of a Zoom-facilitated online panel discussion on Men & Mental Health. This panel discussion delved into the contents of the anthology featuring some of the very same contributors in an interactive and riveting discussion-format. Attendees of 17,000+ followers across our social media platforms were allowed to ask questions, share their thoughts, and partake in discussions during the meeting.

When Suicide Comes Home

September 6, 2020

When Suicide Comes Home

Connect on Zoom.com
Meeting ID: 515 152 2200
Password: chooselife
September 6, 2020
5 pm

When Suicide Comes to Work and Church

Connect on Zoom.com
Meeting ID: 515 152 2200
Password: chooselife
September 7, 2020
6 pm

Builder's Talk Suicide Prevention

September 8, 2020

Builder’s Talk
Suicide Prevention

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:30 am

Working Together to Prevent Suicide

September 10, 2020

Working Together to Prevent Suicide

Though not directly involved, this day meant a lot to the SDP3 Family. On September 10, 2020, the 12th Annual World Suicide Prevention Day Seminar (Virtual) was held from 12 pm – 4 pm.

Through an online application, this event brought together individuals from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Pakistan, and Zambia who shared their knowledge and expertise in a discussion format, covering numerous topics on Suicide and its prevention.

The event was a resounding success, with over 17,000 followers across our social media platforms in attendance and exuberance for next year’s event.

There is no health without mental health

September 16, 2020
7:30 PM ET

There Is No Health
Without Mental Health

September was Suicide Prevention Month, and on September 16, 2020, a special forum was held to facilitate a panel discussion with that goal in mind.

Our panel discussion saw 9 of some of the most influential and impactful faces in the mental health community coming together to share their experience and expertise in an open discussion.

The event was held on Facebook Live, allowing over 17,000 followers across our social media platforms to tune in and be a part of the discussion.

Taking Off the Mask – ReMixx “Virtual” Mental Health Tour

5100 Denmore Ave.
Baltimore MD, 21215

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LIVE TOUR HERE

http://bit.ly/BALTIMOREMENTALHEALTHTOUR
September 19, 2020
1 – 4:30 PM ET

Thriving in a Pandemic

September 23, 2020

Thriving in a Pandemic

Continuing in the spirit of Suicide Prevention Month, SDP3 formed a partnership with Dewlyn Non-profit Services to speak on the importance of Mental Health and Wellness.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE
biy.ly/FaceofSuicideSurvicor

SEPT 23RD 2020
1-2PM Et

HOPE RISING

September 26, 2020

HOPE RISING
Women of Color, Power, and Faith

Fonda Bryant, in partnership with our Founder Venessa D. Abram, present in a series of 160 sessions on the impact of suicide and the importance of its prevention to eradicate it.

Hope Rising for Suicide Prevention

September 26, 2020

12 HOUR EVENT
12pm -12am – New York (EST)
12am Sat – 2pm Sun – Sydney (AEST)
1:00pm Sat – 1:00am Sun – Brazil (BRT)
5pm Sat – 5am Sun – UK (BST)
9:30pm Sat- 9:30am Sun – India (IST)
1am Sun – 1pm Sun – Tokyo (JST)

Addressing the pink elephant in the room

September 27, 2020
7PM ET

Addressing the Pink Elephant In the Room

By this point, Tavis Taylor and Founder of Moms of Brown Boys had become an official member of the SDP3 family, so it was no surprise when she invited us for a Candid Conversation to Address the Pink Elephant in the Room.

Self Discovery

Self Discovery

Self Discovery

Self Discovery

Self Discovery

Self Discovery

October 24, 2020

Being here was an inspiration.
The SDP3 Family had fun partnering with Inspirations Hair Studio and Master Stylist Ricardo Moor.

Who said you can’t have fun and learn at the same time?
This partnership brought a radical duo giving confidence-inspiring makeovers and stylings while providing attendees with crucial mental health and wellness tools, tips, and education.

As many as 100 attended and reported having a great time.

Taking off the Mask.. The ReMixx SDp3 Shoptalks

October 24, 2020
10AM – 12PM ET

Self Discovery After Domestic Violence

October 28 – 30, 2020
7PM – 9PM ET

Self Discovery After Domestic Violence

Women are POWERFUL…and that was evidenced in this SDP3 virtual conference.

Responsible for forming what will soon be known as lifelong partnerships, the Self Discovery After Domestic Violence Virtual Conference brought together some of the most impactful women in their respective fields to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise on Domestic Violence.

A safe space was created for all in attendance to share their experiences and receive advice and insights on how to rebuild, move forward, cope, and liberate themselves from the lasting impact of violence.

Conversations off the mental panel

Nov 14, 2020

Conversations Off the Mental Panel

On November 14, 2020, Living Always, Inc, in partnership with SDP3, hosted a virtual event entitled, “Conversations Off The Mental Panel.”

Our Founder, Venessa D. Abram, represented the organization as the main speaker on a roundtable discussion about mental health and wellness.

Taking off the Mask.. The ReMixx SDp3 Shoptalks

December 5, 19 2020
9AM ET

Grief & Mental Health

December 8, 2020
7PM EST

Grief & Mental Health

Depression is often associated with Mental Illness, but what about grief?

On December 8, 2020, CEO of Within Your Reach Consulting Services, LLC, Monifa Robinson Groover has shared her outlook on Mental Illness and Grief. Providing a powerful and insightful look into the link between the two, Monifa gave a compelling presentation highlighting the relationship and its application and impact on our own lives.

Balling to Stop Suicide Basketball Benefit Fundraiser

– TBD

Love Heals, Support Seals 5K Walk/Run to Stop Suicide

– TBD

Fashion Show to Stop Suicide

– TBD

And just so you know… All, we repeat, ALL our books this year became Best Sellers!!!

The Way Forward

The Way Forward

2020 has been an incredible year in the life of the SDP3 Family.

We have experienced setbacks, delays, roadblocks, and speedbumps. But at the end of the day, we have also experienced growth, embarked on new experiences, and forged strong relationships along the way.

2020 has taught us that what is destined for us is indeed for us and that we can achieve our goals with perseverance, faith, and resilience.

On that note, we look forward to the year 2021 as the year following a major milestone year for our family and are excited for all it has to offer.

Sincerely,

The SDP3 Family