Global Wellness Experts, Spiritual leaders to grace the WOPI 2024 Conference at Hilton Garden Inn Boston

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Experts from various fields will convene at Hilton Garden Inn Boston / Waltham 450 Totten Pond Rd, Waltham, MA 02451 United States from Friday August 16th to Sunday August 18th 2024 to participate and share knowledge about the Faith Based Approach to Mental Health Wellness.

 

The three days’ conference organized by WOPI-Boston International in collaboration with Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center, will bring together policymakers, scientists, practitioners and experts from governments, civil society and academia, and through interactive panels, specialists will use the forum to discuss a faith based approach to health and wellness.

Ms Dorothy Ssebakka, Founder & CEO at WOPI-Boston International

Speaking to our reporter, Ms Dorothy Ssebakka, Founder & CEO at WOPI-Boston International said the organization is trying to break the stigma and shame around mental health and connect people to the available resources.

‘’Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes, so that instead of just surviving, you’re thriving’’, she said.

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Speakers will talk about issues that include cultural adaption for families that have emigrated from Africa. They will also discuss signs and symptoms of depression, drug abuse and suicide. Panelists will focus on mental health issues that affect adolescents. Activities that will focus on the whole family will include hands on activities on the brain and how it affects thoughts, emotions and behaviors.

Just like previous years, WOPI Boston will again bring professionals to educate and bring awareness in the area of mental health in the Boston Black communities especially the African community and they will discuss suicide prevention, as many communities have lost people to the same.

Mental health is a human rights issue and impacts everyone. Caring for people who suffer from mental illness or addiction can change the world and the lives of people around the world.

This is one the reasons WOPI-Boston International has been at the front position of empowering immigrant women and families as they settle in their new homes in America.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health is defined as being “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Several key areas of your lifestyle are considered dimensions of overall Wellness. They include: social connectedness, exercise, nutrition, sleep and mindfulness. Each one has an impact on your physical and mental health. By making simple and healthy choices on a daily basis, you will be well on your way towards reducing stress, having positive social interactions and achieving optimal wellness.

According to Health and Wellness Statistics, almost 78% of the residents in the United States of America changed their diets after talking with healthcare professionals.

WOPI-Boston International strive to eliminate domestic violence, discrimination, and harassment in workplaces, schools, and other sectors of society.

WOPI-Boston International (incorporated as ‘Women of Purpose International’) was initially formed in 2008 following an inspired calling in Waltham, Massachusetts by Dorothy Ssebakka.

Through her wise decision, Dorothy observed that despite having been empowered in various ways, immigrant women still have a challenge of embracing the (unfamiliar) US development opportunities- opportunities which are needed for these women to positively benefit from their communities by accessing the resources available therein.

WOPI-Boston International founded the ‘care team’ in 2013 specifically with the role of feeding the homeless, offering grief counseling, visiting the sick, and the incarcerated, not just with physical substance, but the spiritual food of our Lord, Jesus Christ offers services which include; Fellowship Programs, Civic Educational Classes, Feeding the Homeless and visiting initiatives.

WOPI which aims to be a network of self-sufficient chapters of Women of Purpose International, who provide support to communities of immigrant women and their families, uses fellowship to empower immigrant women and their families to achieve their pre-ordained destinies.

WOPI Ministry, whose values include; families, Hardworking, spirit of sharing, community service also networks and partners with religious or secular institutions to heal, deliver, support, and motivate.

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