Mental Health Panel w/ @danikabrysha, @avokween, @veeshoney & @mindbyfood | LA December 5


Mental Health is a huge part of our overall health and wellbeing. Yet unlike fitness and nutrition, which are discussed, researched, and showcased, everywhere, mental health does not get the attention it deserves.  There is a stigma attached that we are determined to break! Join us for an open and intimate conversation in which we explore the sensitivities of our mental health, why we may be feeling the way we are, and coping mechanisms for the challenging emotions we encounter. Conversation will be led by mental health advocates Danika Brysha, Ali Bonar, Vanessa Fitzgerald, and Erica Basso

WHAT: HelloLecture

WHEN: 7:00-9:00pm PST

The Hills Penthouse West Hollywood 
8560 Sunset Boulevard, 10th Floor

West Hollywood, CA, 90069

7:00-7:30pm: Introductions, dinner provided by Veggie Grill, and a sampling of wellness brands on-site

7:30-8:30pm: Hear a lecture on mental health from our expert panel
8:30-9:00pm: Q&A session with all of the panelists 


Danika Brysha is the founder and CEO of Model Meals, a healthy meal delivery business, a self care coach, the creator of The Brunch Series wellness events and 2018 US tour, and an IMG Curve Model. Danika’s mission in life to help others to live their fullest possible lives. She speaks openly about her recovery from food addiction and disordered eating, and teaches workshops centered around using self-care daily to create the life of your wildest dreams. 

After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in nutrition, Ali Bonar launched @avokween as a creative outlet for her over-the-top food creations, but stayed for the community of incredible women that she found. She was so inspired by the support she found on the ‘gram, that she launched her own company, Kween Foods — with the mission to ensure every woman realizes her highest Kween potential. She recently launched Granola Butter, the world's first spreadable granola. She resides in San Diego where she can probably be found making a mess in her kitchen.

Vanessa Fitzgerald, better known as @VeesHoney, is a Certified Health Coach and Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner. She has a private practice based in Los Angeles where she helps people achieve optimal health. Vanessa specializes in hormone balancing, autoimmune issues, detox from meds, and more. She offers personalized health, exercise, and lifestyle coaching both in person and over the phone. Along with diet and exercise changes, she tests people for immune challenges, food allergies, heavy metals and more in order to find the underlying causes of symptoms. Vanessa is most well known for her very public documentation of her detox off of Adderall - a drug she had been prescribed and addicted to for 13 years. A firm believer that drugs are never the solution, she became an expert in helping others achieve optimal cognitive function, balance their hormones, restore their gut health, and live a joyous life free of medication.

Erica Basso is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who specializes in Women's Mental Health in Los Angeles, California. Erica works with many professional women who struggle with Burnout, Stress, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Perfectionism, and Self-Esteem. Erica works from a holistic approach, viewing the mind, body, spirit as integral in understanding who you are as a person and allowing you to step into living your best life. Off duty, you can find her at the local farmer's markets excited for what's in season. Erica created @mindbyfood as a creative outlet for her greatest coping skill, cooking, and to share recipes for optimal mood and wellbeing. You can learn more about Erica and her practice at



HelloWellness hosts monthly events fostering in-person connections among like-minded individuals in the health & wellness space. Our mission is to connect you with new friends with similar interests while introducing you to your favorite influencers and discovering the best brands in the space!


What is the Cancellation Policy?

We will provide a full refund up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Within 24 hours, you will receive a full credit on your account which you can use towards payment for a future event. 

I don’t know anyone, can I come alone?

Yes, absolutely! We hope you are never deterred by not having a friend to accompany you. The purpose of these events is to meet like-minded people, and we will kick off every event with a mini icebreaker game to ensure you know at least one friendly face in the crowd.

What time will the event actually start?

We will open the doors promptly at the time the event is called for. If arriving early - we appreciate punctuality - we may ask you to hang tight while we finish setting up the beautiful space!

I’m held up with another obligation and running late, is that ok?

Yes, feel free to come at any time, and we will ensure there is still a swag bag for you. If you’re running late, we cannot guarantee that all of the on-site brands will have samples and food left, however. People get hungry - what can we say!

What’s in the swag bag?

Telling you would ruin the surprise! But we like to vary it every time to ensure that you’re getting access to the best products in the wellness space and helping you discover new brands you’ll love!

I have an allergy, can I be accommodated?

We always make an effort to accommodate as many allergies as possible, and list all allergies that are “safe” in the food at the event. However, if you’re concerned feel free to email us at