Mental Health for Artists, Authors, and Entrepreneurs
Panel Event and Support Session
Presented by Get It Done
Tuesday, May 25
2:30PM PST // 5:30PM EST
“While you’re saving the world, remember that your mind, body, and soul deserve attention, too.”
—Julius Boatwright, Founding CEO of Steel Smiling
Please join us for a very special Panel Event that’s all about you and your mental health.
Come by yourself.
Or come and watch along with your family, friends, and colleagues.
Let’s make “talking about mental health” a normal, everyday thing.
Sign up, and we’ll send you the link to watch. Or sign up and watch later.
This Panel Event is a fundraiser for Steel Smiling, a mental health organization. You can make a donation to Steel Smiling (any amount) directly on the organization’s website. Donations are encouraged but not required. If you can’t donate right now, that’s completely okay. Please sign up and join us for the Panel Event anyway. We’d love to see you there.
How are you doing lately?
How’s your mental health?
If you’re feeling depleted, burnt out, exhausted from too much screen time, lonely, discouraged, anxious about finances, or just feeling apathetic and uninspired—you are not alone.
And there are steps you can take to start feeling better.
Please join us for…
The Mental Health for Artists, Authors, and Entrepreneurs
Panel Event and Support Session
- A conversation with three mental health specialists.
- Open to people of all professions, all genders, all ages, and all faiths.
- Join us online from anywhere in the world.
- You can watch live or watch the recording later.
- Our goal is to help you feel less alone, share helpful ideas to get you feeling better, and normalize conversations about mental health.
Taking care of your customers and community—while taking care of yourself, too.
Date and Time:
May 25, 2021
2:30 PM PST / 5:30PM EST
Julius Boatwright, Licensed Master Social Worker, Founder of Steel Smiling
Ta’lor Pinkston, Therapist, The Heart Advocate
Nicole Iacovoni, Financial Therapist, Licensed Couple’s Therapist and Writer
Lindsey Smith and Alexandra Franzen, Co-Founders of Get It Done
Zero dollars. Free.
*We encourage you to make a donation—any amount—to support Steel Smiling. A donation is suggested but not required.
Topics that will be discussed:
- Taking care of customers while also taking care of yourself.
- Anxiety about doing or saying “the wrong thing” in a business landscape that can feel very tense, heated, and quick to judge.
- Why you need daily mental health hygiene—just like daily physical hygiene—and what a daily mental health plan can look like.
- How to make sure your business team/employees are healthy and thriving, and how you can lead by example.
- Where to find mental health support if you don’t currently have health insurance or can’t afford it right now—free and low-cost options that you might not be aware of.
A Fundraiser for Steel Smiling
This Panel Event is a donate-whatever-you-can fundraiser for Steel Smiling.
Steel Smiling bridges the gap between Black people and mental health support through education, advocacy and awareness. Our 10-year vision is to connect every Black person in Allegheny County to a positive mental health experience that improves their quality of life by 2030.
Please consider making a donation (any amount you can do—$1, $5, $20, $100, or more) directly on the Steel Smiling website. Thank you!
About the Panelists
Founding CEO of Steel Smiling
Julius serves as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer with Steel Smiling. They bridge the gap between Black people and mental health support through education, advocacy, and awareness.
Their Mental Health Workforce Development Program (Beams to Bridges) equips Black adults with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to serve as Community Mental Health Workers.
Boatright is a Licensed Master Social Worker who completed a Trauma-Informed Community Practice Workshop with Duquesne University through their Department of Psychology and Rita McGinley Clinic. He obtained his Master of Social Work degree with a Certificate in Human Services Management from the University of Pittsburgh. Julius also earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Pitt and completed a 1-year professional development program for nonprofit executives with Leadership Pittsburgh and the California-based Rockwood Leadership Institute.
Julius and his team have been featured on media platforms such as The Today Show, NPR, The Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, CBS Pittsburgh, KDKA Newsradio 1020, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show, PublicSource, TEDxPittsburgh, PCTV, and Pittsburgh's CW.
Learn more about Steel Smiling at www.steelsmilingpgh.org
The Heart Advocate
Ta'lor is a Self-Love Activist, Speaker, and Therapist who created The Heart Advocate because she believes that “self-love is how you cope.”
She facilitates workshops on defying perfection, the foundation of self-love, and beauty and body acceptance.
As a therapist she provides virtual self-love programs and therapy and manages Healing Over Everything (H.O.E.), a virtual support group and safe-space that focuses on mental health, self-love, and healing.
The Heart Advocate takes self-love with her everywhere she goes. Her mission seeks to help individuals cope with mental health, healing, and life stressors by making self-love a priority by defying fear, doubt, insecurity, shame, and guilt and blame.
You can learn more about Ta’lor on her website: theheartadvocate.com
Financial Therapist and Licensed Couple's Therapist
Nicole is a Financial Therapist and Licensed Couple’s Therapist with seventeen years’ experience. She teaches women entrepreneurs how to make tending to their finances feel fun and flirty instead of boring and overwhelming.
Through her trademarked program, Money Therapy, Nicole helps entrepreneurs make more profits, manage their money with Beyonce-level confidence, and transform their toxic relationship with money into a steamy love affair.
Nicole has been featured in CNBC, Business Insider, and Elephant Journal. When she’s not empowering women to take a more active role in their financial lives and cope with business drama, you can find her chillin’ with her chickens on her little “farmette,” devouring self-help books, and sipping on vanilla lattes.
Transform your financial life at www.nicoleiacovoni.com
This Panel Event is intended to provide inspiration and information to the community. It is not a substitute for mental healthcare from a licensed provider. If you need immediate help, please contact your doctor, therapist, or counselor, or call 911 if you’re experiencing a life-threatening emergency.