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MHA's Wake Up for Wellness Breakfast: Steve Smith, Sr. Keynote Speaker

MHA's Wake Up for Wellness Breakfast is our 5th annual signature event featuring inspirational speakers, designed to raise funds to sustain our promotion of mental wellness locally.

We're honored to announce that former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith will share his experience of living with depression at this year's breakfast, May 21, 2019 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center. Smith, who played for the Panthers for 13 seasons, is a five-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time All-Pro, has recently become a voice for those battling depression and other mental health issues. As someone who has lived with depression, Smith has become a vocal advocate for talking about mental health, seeking help, and eliminating stigma.

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• 2019 Wake Up for Wellness Details

• Press Release regarding Keynote Speaker Steve Smith, Sr.