City Impact ( is pleased to announce that they will be launching a two-day Mental Health and Wellness Series to take place on April 28- 29 that is open to the public. As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, the event will feature suicide survivor, bestselling author, Stanford University graduate and former NBA cheerleader Erika J Kendrick. Although Erika was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and generalized anxiety, she didn’t allow her “brain pain” to stop her from slaying her mental monsters.

The two-day series will be hosted on City Impact’s main campus. On Friday, April 28 at 5 p.m., there will be a Cookie Monsters event, designed for parents of children ages 8–13. Erika will share content from her latest acclaimed middle-grade novel, COOKIE MONSTERS, a tender-hearted story about emotional growth and mental health support.

On Saturday, April 29 at 9 a.m., there will be a workshop where Erika will lead participants through her award-winning Mental Fitness program and workbook, “Who Moved My Happy?” This session will provide each participant with tangible tools to learn how to stay “anchored in your happiness.”

City Impact in Lincoln is a faith-centered nonprofit that empowers under-resourced communities through holistic youth, family, and neighborhood development. For more information about the series, sponsorship opportunities or how to invest in the mission of City Impact, visit