Resiliency is defined as the ability to recover or “bounce back” from challenges that come our way.  Just like a tree that can weather storms because of its strong roots, we, too, can create roots in our homes and communities that make people more emotionally secure and prepared to handle the challenges and disappointments that come our way.

A relentless advocate for mental wellness, Melissa C. Harrell founded Resiliency Counseling & Consulting, PLLC in 2018 with expertise in clinical mental health and training in public health. Melissa is passionate about sharing her professional and personal mental health experiences with audiences to empower them to live more peaceful lives while inspiring them to become advocates for marginalized populations in our world.

Melissa promotes mental health through her work as an independent health educator, mental wellness consultant and children’s book author.

Recent Blog Posts

Who Cares for the Caregiver?

A random flip through a magazine at my doctor’s office revealed an article that nearly knocked me out of my seat. There are approximately 44 million Americans who make up an “invisible workforce” caring daily for aging or ill loved ones. The article featured research...

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How We Can R.I.S.E. Against Depression

If you want to know what the face of a person who experiences depression looks like just take a second, look up, and observe the faces of the people around you. Better yet, look in the mirror because like it or not, depression is an equal opportunity invader....

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The P.I.T. Connection: What NASCAR has to do with Health

Somewhere between the fictional town of Mayberry and the ghosts of NASCAR past lies my childhood stomping grounds.  I grew up in Wilkes County, North Carolina, which has a fascinating history that intertwines moonshine, building cars to outrun the law and the birth of...

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Welcome to My Field of Dreams!

Welcome to Resiliency Counseling and Consulting (RCC) and my field of dreams! You’re cordially invited to join me on a journey of improving mental wellness in your life, community, and world. Whether we’re aware of it or not, we grapple daily with challenges that...

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