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Straight Talk: Getting Real About Mental Health

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental illnesses are common in the United States affecting tens of millions of people each year. Estimates suggest that only half of people with mental illnesses receive treatment*. No matter how much we talk about it, there is still stigma attached to mental health. We hope to remove some of that stigma and replace it empowerment and education so that we can all become an ally in helping people cope with mental health and wellness.

This month, we had the pleasure of having our WICT Network of Greater Philadelphia Vice President, Yvette Thornton interviewing, the Reverend Dr. Kisha James Hartwick, who is a minister, practicing psychiatrist and professor. Listen in as these two women ask and answer relevant and everyday questions about mental health wellness.

To get help and to talk to someone

At any time if you need to speak to someone or need mental health support, text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. Visit: for more information.

About the Reverend Dr. Kisha James Hartwick

The Reverend Dr. Kisha James Hartwick is an ordained minister of spiritual consciousness and a board certified, licensed Psychiatrist. Kisha currently practices adult psychiatry at a community hospital in NC. Kisha is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine. After receiving her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, she completed a residency at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Kisha obtained her undergraduate degree from Norfolk State University where she was a Dozoretz National Institute of Mathematics and Applied Sciences Scholar.

Kisha is also the owner of LivingWell Therapies and strives to bring together spirituality and mental health to create a whole and healthy person.

Kisha currently resides in NC with her husband, Trevor and three-year-old son.

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