The Pave the Way: Mental Health Summit provides knowledge and empowerment about the importance of mental health. Educating our community (both on and off campus) by providing various resources from local organizations across the valley. We know how difficult it can be to ask for help.

Our goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for those who are interested in learning more.

Our purpose is to unite the community by bringing awareness to various stigmas and stereotypes that surround Mental Health. Join us as we learn more about this powerful topic and support our community.

Join us for our 4th Annual

Pave the Way: Mental Health Summit

November 4-7, 2020


Pave the Way: Mental Health Summit

Day 1:

Check out are amazing lineup from the 4th Annual, Pave the Way: Mental Health Summit.

Pave the Way: Mental Health Summit Kickoff!

Joining us this morning to kick off the 2020, Pave the Way: Mental Health Summit, Megan Good from Geeked OUT Media and Michelle Faust, from Lemonade Legend.

The Art of Storytelling – Part of the Daring Lemonade. Coming in 2021.

Joining Michelle Faust and I , are a few authors from The Lemonade Stand: Book One. Storytelling is one tool you can add to your virtual toolbox.

Porn, Sex & Cyberspace: What you Need to Know to Keep your Kids Safe

For mature audience only.  (Full Description on our YouTube page)

What we’ll be addressing:

  • Responsible Internet Use: What does that look like
  • The detrimental impact of porn and how it has evolved in the past ten years doing irreversible damage to our young people
  • Awareness of Human Trafficking and Pedophilia: Red flags, prevalence and ways to keep you and them safe.

Free handout to download.

Porn, Sex and CyberSpace Resource Packet

Glam in an hour

As a survivor or sexual assault, I know how difficult it can be to grab that makeup brush and look beautiful. I wanted to use our summit this year, as a platform to start that conversation. – Michelle, Founder and CEO

Beauty lies within. Join us as we provide some easy makeup tips and tricks.

For more information check out Tana’s FB pages.

Day Two

We have another amazing lineup!

Up and Coming Author, Joric McLean

Joining us today is Joric McLean. Joric shares some insight into this life, tips on taking care of yourself mentally,  what it was like working in the sports industry and provided some details about his upcoming book Magnet of Madness.

To learn more about Joric’s book head on over to his FB Group.

This segment was sponsored by, Lemonade Legend

Money Management and Mental  Health!

Joining us today is Juanita Williams. As we navigate through COVID-19 or any unexpected situation, the impact it has, our finances and on our mental health. The struggle not knowing what to do or who to talk to. Juanita provides 7 tips on how to get started.

Below are some resources and how to get in touch with Juanita.

Day 3

Another Amazing Day!

The Art of Storytelling – Part of the Daring Lemonade. Coming in 2021.

Joining Michelle Faust and I , are a few authors from The Lemonade Stand: Book Two. Four incredible individuals who share a little insight into their lives and their stories. To learn more about the book, head on over to Lemonade Legend Publishing. 

“You Are Not Your Story : Harnessing Your Power and Creating a Life You Love “

Kyra King ” It was amazing to be able to share my story and help inspire women who have experienced trauma in healing, transformation, and stepping into a new life !”

To learn more about Kyra, head on over to her FB Page. (Kyra King)

Mary Jo share a little information about herself and her workshop!

To learn more about Mary Jo, head on over to her Mary Jo Van Horn Answers The Questions That Keep You Up At Night!

Virtual Networking

Check out these amazing companies and organizations.
Second half of the live is me sharing my story. Warning possible triggers! Giving an update on my healing progress and what’s next for the foundation.

Day 4

The Conclusion of the 4th annual, Pave the Way: Mental Health Summit.

COVID-19 triggers fears, anxiety, and ways to cope

Description of the segment

  • Phoenix entertainer Felicia Minor talks about discovers how COVID-19 triggered her fears and anxiety surrounding death and ways to cope with it. Also talks about their mental health journey and how therapy is for everyone.


Felicia Minor


Let’s Have A Fefe with Felicia “Fefe” Minor & Freddy Prinze Charming
It’s more than just the gossip, it’s the issues that matter the most to you. Live streaming at 8 p.m. Arizona time.

Also link to the blog post:

Cultivating Emotional Wellness: Being Proactive About Mental Health —

Susan Kuenzi, MS, a retired counselor, shares about how to plan ahead and be proactive about mental health. She provides examples and ideas to create your own self-care “master packing list” for better emotional stability or recovery. If you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, or caring for someone you love, this video may encourage and inspire you.


Master Packing List EXAMPLE

To learn about Susan Kuenzi, check out her links below.


Check out these tips!

  • Self-care can be challenging when you are on the front lines of something uncertain. Here are some self-care ideas to help you take care of yourself so you can take care of others. You can’t pour from an empty cup. Here’s how you can refill yours:
  • Sit and Do Nothing – take a minute or two (5 minutes if you can) and slow your breathing down (try six seconds in, four seconds out). Focus on your surroundings. Relax your shoulders and jaw. Say some affirmations to yourself such as “I brought my best today. What I did today was enough. I am always enough and always will be enough.”
  • Declutter Challenge: Challenge yourself! Set a timer for 5 minutes and pick one area of your house to clean and organize. You only have 5 minutes so act fast! Just decluttering one space a day to help ease your anxiety and clear your mind.
  • Can’t find time to meditate? Practice awareness on the way to work. Turn the music down. Pay attention to your posture, your hands on the steering wheel, how you are breathing. Take a few deep breaths and notice what you are seeing out the window. You might actually see something you never knew you saw on your way to work every day.
  • Shower meditation: When you enter the shower, focus on how the water is hitting your body; slow down your breathe. Imagine you are covered in mud and visualize the water washing away the mud (the gunk of the day). Add some essential oils or burn your favorite candle in the shower, while you wash the stress of the day away.

See you next year!

Thank you to EVERYONE who participated in this year’s summit. We could not have done this without you. Together we can overcome the stigmas that surround mental health.

Thank you to this year’s sponsor, Lemonade Legend!


May 14-16, 2021


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