NAMI Wake County's mission is to provide support, advocacy, and education for people with mental illness, their friends and families.
Melody regularly gives talks and leads workshops on a wide array of topics, including mental health, Islam, Iran, inclusion, writing, activism and more. As a mental health advocate and suicide survivor, she speaks about both struggling and thriving with mental illness. As an activist, she speaks out against Islamophobia, sexism, racism, homophobia, ablism, sanism, and other forms of discrimination. As an award-winning author, she regularly teaches writing workshops, gives readings, and appears at book signings. As an attorney, she speaks about improving mental health for lawyers and defeating stigma and discrimination within the legal profession (for law firms and CLE programs). See below for upcoming events, and to book a speaking engagement, contact Melody directly here.
Examples of speaking and workshop/seminar topics include (among others):
Islam in America / Muslim Americans / Jihad for Peace
Islam 101 + Cultural Sensitivity Training
Mental Health: Where the Personal Meets the Political: From Restraints to Recognition / From Adversity to Advocacy
Mental Health for Lawyers (including CLEs)
Inclusion / Diversity / Intersectionality
Disability Rights / Accessibility
Writing / Craft / Creative Nonfiction
Writing as Activism
How Rumi Can Change Your Life Too!