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ABOUT THE COMPANY.


Thank you for visiting Eustress, Inc.’s digital home. I’m Rwenshaun Miller, founder and executive director. In 2006, I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. In the days, months and years following my diagnosis, I struggled with what that meant and how to effectively cope with it. After consistently self-medicating with alcohol and three attempts to die by suicide, I decided enough was enough—my life had a purpose and I had to start walking in it.

Eustress, Inc. was born out of my desire to bring awareness to the importance of acknowledging, improving and preserving mental health, a topic often marked by stigma and denial, particularly in the black community.

The word, ‘Eustress,” (pronounced yoo-stress) is stress that is deemed healthful or giving one the feeling of fulfillment. At Eustress, Inc., we start conversations about mental health with members of the black community at large, paying special attention to students, young adults and athletes. In these conversations, we help people acknowledge negative stressors they may face and the impact they have on mental health. Additionally, we provide mental health management and coping mechanisms to empower people to take control of their mental health, and find sources of eustress. This work is done through educational content, interactive programming and strategic partnerships with other mission-driven organizations.

Eustress, Inc. exists because of the work and dedication of a great team of people, the contributions of donors and volunteers, and because of receptive people who want to break the stigma associated with mental health. With continued support and engagement, we will work tirelessly to fulfill our mission, which is:

To raise awareness on the importance of mental health in underserved communities allowing individuals to identify and overcome challenges to achieve a healthier and productive lifestyle.

Thank you for visiting the site, and thank you for helping us break the stigma around mental health.

Sincerely,
Rwenshaun

Learn more about Rwenshaun, his journey with mental health, and his “Let’s Talk About It” movement here.

 

ABOUT THE TEAM.


 

RWENSHAUN MILLER.

Rwenshuan is the Founder and Executive Director of Eustress Inc., a nonprofit organization that focuses on raising mental health awareness by creating an atmosphere where it is okay to talk about mental health challenges. Rwenshaun completed his Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Montreat College. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at chapel Hill. Rwenshaun has worked in the mental health field for over a decade, understands the challenges faced by individuals with limited resources and looks to provide ways to address these needs. 

 

KENDEL A. BRYANT.

Kendel is a Community Affairs Representative supporting the Global Volunteerism for Wells Fargo Bank, NA.  She is a graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science.  Her passion is community service, and she serves as Vice Chair of the Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Commission.  In addition, she serves on the Ebenezer Baptist Church, church-wide missions’ team.  In her spare time she enjoys traveling, practicing yoga, watching Dallas Cowboys football games and spending time with family and friends. 

 

NEILS RIBEIRO-YEMOFIO

Neils has worked with City Year since 2010, serving on the Programmatic, Development, and Human Resource departments.  He has helped to start 5 new school partnerships in City Year Washington DC and served as the Start Up Director for City Year Tulsa - launching the 25th site in the 25th year of City Year's history.  He now serves as the Managing Director of Recruitment and Admissions for the Mid-Atlantic Region.  

Neils  graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Management and Society and minors in African-American Studies and Social Entrepreneurship.  He also has a degree from Northeastern University with a M.S. in Nonprofit Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership.

 
 

NICHOLAS SULLIVAN

Nick is a team member at Novant Health where he currently fulfills the role of Sr. Director, Neurosciences for the Greater Charlotte Market.  He ensures that the Neurosciences team, made up of a group of highly talented nurses and physicians have all the resources they need to deliver care to the Charlotte community and beyond.

Nick uses this experience as fuel to help other individuals and families become aware of the common signs of mental health and what to do about them. Nick is the proud father of Paige Sullivan, author of Embrace Your Cape - a children's book aimed at helping children prepare and cope with the realities of major surgeries or medical diagnoses. Nick is a member of the Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals Board and was recently recognized as one of Charlotte's "40 Under 40" by the Charlotte Business Journal's 2017 class of honorees. 

 
 

PHILLIP SCOTTON

Phillip is a franchisee for Ben & Jerry’s in Atlanta, GA and Melbourne. Before transitioning to full-time to entrepreneurship, he pursued his passion for education coupled with Black and Latino male achievement as a researcher and most recently as the School Outreach Officer for Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA). Here his work focused on increasing program awareness and developing community and school partnerships to leverage high achieving, low income students’ full potential while assisting in recruitment and admissions.

Phillip is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Sociology and African and Afro American studies with a minor in social and economic justice. He received his M.S.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania in Higher Education. 

 

LAUREN PEACE

Lauren C. Peace is a High School Science Teacher for the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. She is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Her passions are education and community service, and she serves as an advisor to students interested in the STEM field and Health Occupations. In her past time she enjoys reading, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends.