Virtual Visual Arts

“Depression is No Joke” An ArtServe Live Online Discussion

"Depression is No Joke" Drive-By TherapyWednesday, June 3, 3pm-4:30pm – Online

To help the arts community, ArtServe will tackle the topic of mental health during “Depression is No Joke,” part of ArtServe’s highly successful “ArtServe Live” free Facebook series.

Sponsored in part by WLRN Public Radio and Television, Depression is No Joke features clinical psychologist Dr. LaTasha Russell of “Drive-By Therapy” along with popular Miami-based comedian Chris Priester, who lends a lighthearted perspective to the sensitive topic.  They will be joined by certified Therapeutic Artist and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Nerissa Balland.

From sharing stories to finding solutions, this important ArtServe forum offers insights and perspectives and will deliver much-needed tools to help artists and others work through this difficult and unprecedented time.

President of the South Florida chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists, Dr. Tasha is also host of the “Drive-By Therapy” talk show series and a licensed clinical psychologist. Native South Floridian Chris Priester is beloved for his mild-mannered humor and lighthearted anecdotes.  Artist Nerissa Balland uses therapeutic techniques, together with artful healing, neurolinguistics and neuroscience to help her clients.


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