Kelley Kitley, LCSW, is set to speak at Women’s Health Expo

Oct 1, 2019 /

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Kelley Kitley, LCSW, author of an autobiography of survival, “My Self,” is set to speak at Uvalde Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Health Expo, scheduled Tuesday at the Willie De Leon Civic Center from 5-8 p.m.

The event, geared toward women, is free to attend.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with vendor booths open for attendees to shop a variety of goods and services, including beauty, jewelry, fashion, nutrition and healthcare services. At 6 p.m., a panel of five local healthcare experts will entertain health-related questions from the audience.

Questions for the physician panel may be submitted through email to s.vonderschmidt@umhtx.org or by a message through the hospital’s Facebook page, found under “Uvalde Memorial Hospital.”

Kitley will speak from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and booths will remain open for continued shopping until 8 p.m. Kitley will be available after her talk for pictures and a meet and greet with attendees on a more informal basis.

Kelley Kitley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been inspiring her clients for the past fifteen years. She is a sought after international women’s mental health expert who has appeared in hundreds of publications, including, NBC, The Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Self, Shape, TODAY, and Access Live. Kitley is also a TEDx speaker.

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S., 43.8 million, experiences mental illness in a given year, Kelley Kitley will tell you.

"I should know, I was one of them," Kitley said.

Through childhood trauma and growing up in a family of addiction, Kitley is somebody who experienced adversity at a young age.

Kitley was extremely involved in social justice throughout her high school and college years. Kitley states that her own personal experiences with getting help through therapy made her want to be able to be “that person” for others.

Kitley’s message is one of survival and focusing on the positive aspects of who we are.

“My message will not only be about how to become the best version of yourself, but you will walk away with hands-on, tangible tools to evaluate, own, and build on your own story,” Kelley stated.

Kitley is a mother, wife, and business owner. She and her husband of fifteen years have 4 children, ages 13, 11, 9 and 7.

Kitley’s book, "MY Self,” will be available for purchase at the event.

The annual health expo is well attended, with over 500 women in the audience every year. This is the sixth year for the hospital to host this event.


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