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Refuse To Suffer

In her powerful signature talk, Refuse to Suffer, Dr. Napatia Gettings shares her personal story of overcoming childhood abuse and domestic violence on her journey to becoming a successful psychiatrist. She educates on the mind-body connection, and dismantles the misconceptions and stigma associated with mental health. Her engaging and down-to-earth communication style transforms technical scientific terms into simple actionable strategies that empower women to release shame and take their brain health and self-care into their own hands. Dr. Gettings teaches her audience how to reclaim their power, preserve their health,  and live their healthiest life.

She educates her audience about intimate partner violence and the importance of maintaining healthy intimate relationships. Intimate partner violence is prevalent in America on many college campuses. About six in every 1,000 students will be sexually assaulted on college campuses. In fact, college-aged women (between 16-24) have the highest per capita rate of intimate partner violence. 21% of college students report having experienced dating violence by a current partner, and 32% of college students report experiencing dating violence by a previous partner.


Domestic violence is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting. It may be termed intimate partner violence when committed by a spouse or partner in an intimate relationship against the other spouse or partner, and can take place in heterosexual or same-sex relationships, or between former spouses or partners. Domestic violence can also involve violence against children, parents, or the elderly.

Mind Body Medicine: The Emotion Disease Connection

There's this common perception that mind and body issues are separate, but 75% of all physical disease are rooted in emotional issues.  Through preventative medicine and education, Dr. Gettings helps her audience make the conscious choice to preserve their health.

Today in America many of us are living in unhealthy emotional states chronically and are oblivious to how these emotions impact our long-term health. Our day to day work-life imbalance increases our risk of poor self-care and disease.

Mind-body medicine focuses on understanding the interactions among the brain, mind, body, and behavior, and all the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and behavioral factors can directly affect health.

The way we think and feel and the deep-seated belief patterns we hold all contribute to the development of disease. If we do not explore our emotions, they can create an underlying sense of anxiety, depression, or anger that can physically disrupt our body’s natural ability to heal itself.

In her signature talk Mind Body Medicine, Dr. Gettings introduces her audience to our biological intersecting systems and provides them with the knowledge of the intricate mind-body connections that influences the maintenance of health or the development of disease.

Stigma and Suicide Prevention

Dr. Gettings educates her audience regarding the prevalence of suicide in the United States of America. Nearly 40,000 American citizens end their own life each year in suicide. She empowers her audience with the information needed to recognize mood disorders and unhealthy emotional functioning. She equips her listeners with key mental health terms, treatment options, and an in depth understanding of mental health treatment today in America.

One person ends their own life in suicide every 13 seconds in this country. Dr. Gettings teaches her audience about the negative impacts of stigma and judgment. Many of those in need of treatment don’t seek help because they are attempting to avoid being judged, labeled, and misunderstood. Stigma increases suicide risk throughout America. No one should suffer in silence when they don’t have to. 

Dr. Gettings is available for speaking on many other topics related to health and wellness.

Dr. Gettings is board certified in Illinois, California, and Florida. Through Telehealth services Dr. Gettings provides wellness consultations to individuals in the greater Chicagoland, California, and Florida area.

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