ARDX to Host 9th Annual Women’s Wellness Celebration, Focusing on Mental Health Awareness in Hampton Roads

By 09/27/2016News

Norfolk, VA. September 27, 2016 – ARDX, a healthcare management and IT consulting firm, will host the 9th Annual Women’s Wellness Celebration (WWC) on October 11, 2016. This year’s WWC focus, Mental Health Matters: Opening Eyes. Opening Minds. aims to bring awareness to mental health issues faced by adolescent girls and women within the Hampton Roads community. This engaging celebration will take place at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, VA and features a full day of conference workshops, mind mapping, and open panel discussions, followed by an inspiring dinner featuring keynote speaker and honoree Dr. Stacie Otey-Scott (Dr. SOS).

“In these challenging times it is critical that we focus on the mental health well-being within our community, and I’m truly honored that Sentara has joined us in our pursuit as our 2016 WWC Conference Sponsor,” said Angela Reddix, Founder, President, and CEO of ARDX. “When researchers, practitioners, educators, faith-based organizations, and the community join together in having open, honest discussions about the societal pressures placed on women and ways in which we can improve access to quality mental health services, it is a true testament of the WWC’s mission.”

The conference, beginning at 9:00 a.m., will include workshops with topics on combatting stress and mental health disorders, bullying, and low self-esteem issues. The WWC is designed for attendees to not only learn about numerous mental health coping techniques, but to also foster impactful conversations between speakers, panelists, and attendees on how we can improve access to quality mental health services in our community.

Immediately following the full day conference, attendees will gather for the WWC Dinner to celebrate the day’s activities and pay tribute to this year’s keynote speaker and honoree Dr. Stacie Otey-Scott. Dr. Ottey-Scott is a licensed clinical psychologist, quickly becoming recognized as a television and radio personality. As the Executive Director of Community Wellness at The Mount and the Clinical Director of the Summit Wellness Center, her contributions to improving access and awareness to mental health and wellness services for women within the Hampton Roads area is commendable.

Tickets for the Women’s Wellness Celebration range from $60 – $35 and can be purchased at www.ardx.net.

We are also excited to announce that Mayor Kenneth Alexander of the City of Norfolk and Mayor William D. Sessoms of the City of Virginia Beach have proclaimed October 11, 2016 “Women’s Wellness Celebration Day.”

 

About ARDX

ARDX, a healthcare management and IT consulting firm, delivers comprehensive management and technology solutions that help our government, commercial, non-profit and academic clients grow strategically and operate efficiently. ARDX’s proven success with customers, such as the Department of Health and Human Services, comes from delivering a range of solutions and services. These include workforce training and technical assistance, innovative information technology and security solutions and support, SimplyAttend and events management, quality, compliance and revenue audits, policy development and management, customized research and evaluation, and more.

ARDX solutions and services are grounded in strong technical expertise, rigorous methodology, and best-in-class technology platforms. Our commitment to solving our clients’ challenges also drives our collaboration with select business and technology partners. The goal is to provide innovative outcomes, enable agile decision-making and accelerate their goals and mission.

Founded in 2006, ARDX a Virginia-based corporation that has undergone significant growth as an SBA 8(a), 8(m), SDB, and SWaM certified company.  ARDX is also on the GSA MOBIS Schedule AND ISO 9001:2008 Certified, ANAB Accredited.

About Women’s Wellness Celebration

The Women’s Wellness Celebration (WWC) is a not-for-profit conference, aimed to inspire and empower women within the Hampton Roads area to make healthy life choices for themselves and their families. Through training and educational programs focused on emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness, the WWC helps women understand the impact healthy mindsets and healthy habits have on the future of our children and our communities.

In 2008, ARDX, a healthcare management firm located in Norfolk, Virginia, recognized the need to cultivate healthier homes and communities for our children. More importantly, we understood the influence that women hold in our children’s lives and that effective change not only starts at the top but starts from within.

The WWC provides women the opportunity to step away from their daily routines and to take time to focus on themselves. By focusing on their well-being women build a stronger individual who will positively impact their households and the community, and in turn, impact future leaders – our children.

About Sentara Behavioral Health Services

Sentara provides compassionate and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care to people experiencing emotional or behavioral problems. Understanding that no situation is exactly the same, our behavioral health experts, including psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists, work together to provide the highest level of quality evaluation and personalized treatment. Learn more about Sentara’s behavioral health services by visiting www.sentara.com.

Media Contact

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757.333.6638
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