Free 'Triumph Over Trauma' workshop offered next week

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Memphians are invited to a free “Triumph Over Trauma” workshop next week with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and other sponsors.

“Trauma comes in many forms and can have long-lasting effects on individuals, families and communities,” said the Rev. Dianne M. Young, senior pastor of The Healing Center. “Negative experiences that happen to us can change the way we live with ourselves and others. Attendees will learn about the effects of traumatizing experiences, including how to learn coping skills to improve their quality of life and their overall well-being.”

The event comes after discussions have increased in Memphis about trauma following the death of Tyre Nichols three days after being beaten by police, the kidnapping and arrest of Liza Fletcher and the city-wide shooting spree by Ezekiel Kelly.

Goals of the workshop will include helping people learn about unhealthy triggers and how to move forward.

“The ultimate goal is to help them learn how to cope in healthy, non-destructive ways,” according to a news release.

The workshop is hosted by The Healing Center, the department, Emotional Fitness Center of Tennessee, Harper Hill Global, and the National Association of Mental Health Program Directors.

The event is Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 9 a.m. until noon.

It will be located at The Healing Center, 3885 Tchulahoma Road, Memphis, TN 38118.

Attendees can preregister at

Katherine Burgess covers county government and religion. She can be reached at, 901-529-2799 or followed on Twitter @kathsburgess.

This article originally appeared on Memphis Commercial Appeal: Free 'Triumph Over Trauma' workshop offered next week