Latinas and Mental Health: Busting Barriers and Embracing Recovery

With Pamela & Myriam

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Monday, October 11 @ 11:00 am PST

Latinas and Mental Health: Busting Barriers and Embracing Recovery With Pamela & Myriam

In this session of #MentalHealth Monday, SHE RECOVERS Coach, Pamela Rueda Devenport, and Alcohol-Free Life Coach, Myriam Hernández-Lucena will explore:
  1. The contrast – and often the clashing – of internal and external cultural values from family to the modern world
  2. The common threads amongst Latinas and the diversity that also exists within
  3. What happens when Latinas develop (or start to display) mental health issues
  4. The challenges both have faced in their personal narratives: facing the stigma in their culture, and the need for greater resources on a systemic front
  5. How we can all help the Latina community to embrace recovery
Together we can create spaces and healing opportunities for recovering Latina women so they may feel seen, heard, and supported.

Join us LIVE for a Q & A session following the presentation.

About Pamela Rueda Devenport

Pamela is a Certified Life Coach, Recovery Coach, and SHE RECOVERS Coach.  For decades, she used alcohol as a way to self-medicate. Eventually, she quit through the 12-Steps, but after 5 years of lackluster sobriety, she fell into a long, painful, 2-year relapse. Getting sober again, Pamela knew “just sobriety” wouldn’t be enough, so she embarked on a journey to find the radical honesty and integrity she’d been missing. The result? Pamela founded My Badass Recovery in 2017 – a no b.s. online platform that looks at recovery in a new way. Through online courses and coaching, she teaches people how to start a powerful sobriety, and (truly) love the “new version” of themselves:

Unapologetic. Empowered. Shame-free – badassing life in recovery.

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About Myriam Hernández-Lucena

Myriam is a bilingual Alcohol-Free Life Coach from San Juan, Puerto Rico, serving health-conscious Latinas who wish to break free from the insidious and detrimental cycle of gray area drinking.
As a former practicing attorney, busy mother of two, immersed within a culture of normalized heavy drinking, she was all too familiar with using alcohol as her main go-to for connecting with friends and colleagues, stress management, and even self-medication. For years, her life felt like an emotional roller coaster: an erratic dance between exhilaration, anxiety, languish and depression, all cloaked under a guise of normalcy. It took deeply committing to redefining her relationship with alcohol to truly realize she was not only worthy of healing, but that it was entirely possible.
As a now certified Whole Person Coach and Gray Area Drinking Recovery Coach, through her program Diséñate Libre, Myriam offers a unique holistic approach to restoring your health & wellness by setting yourself free from alcohol, renourishing your brain and body, and reclaiming your most joyous and authentic self in the process.

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We believe that when women heal, families heal, and communities do too.

The SHE RECOVERS Foundation Weekly #MentalHealthMonday Educational Series is composed of hour-long, live, recovery-focused educational sessions featuring today’s leaders in women’s wellness, mental health, and addiction recovery.

All #MentalHealthMonday sessions are broadcasted on Facebook and added to our Youtube Channel for future viewing.

With Great Thanks

This series is made possible by Alkermes.

The SHE RECOVERS Foundation was awarded funding in 2021 as part of the Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program to re-launch #MentalHealthMonday in the fall of 2021. This critical grant support will help us to continue delivering our innovative #MentalHealthMonday Educational series and better meet the increasingly diverse needs of our growing community. We are humbled, grateful, and invigorated by this honor.

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