“Restaurateur opens the dialogue about Mental Illness”

  • by Yoey
  • 2 Years ago
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Crescent City Restaurateur, Blake Cressey is partnering with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to present the first ever  “Get Ya Mind Right” Fest. The completely free event wants to further the open conversations about mental health, and challenge community leaders/supporters to also become transparent in the dialogue.

As the owner of Tasty Treat Food Truck and Restaurant, Blake’s most recent success has led to top recognition from Black Restaurant Week and the release of her own signature seasonings. In Early July, she earned a special guest cooking segment on Good Morning New Orleans.

In regard to her desire generate such an event, Cressey had this to say:

I’m very excited to see that society is openly engaging in talks of Mental Health. I think whats just as important, is that we encourage Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders to seek balanced mental health. Businesses CANNOT operate and succeed in chaos; and the same thing goes for the mind.

“Get Ya Mind Right,” was something used alot in my youth. I always believed it meant check yourself  temporarily. As an adult, I realized this quote goes far beyond the moment in time.

The Get Ya Mind Right Fest takes place on July 27, from 4-7pm within the 2200 block of Pauger Street, between North Caliborne Ave, and North Robertson. You can RSVP for free at


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“Live good Drink good Eat good” Graduate of Dillard University majoring in Public Relations/Brand Imaging. A New Orleans Native but born in Memphis,TN. Was raised as a Air Force brat having lived before in Germany and visited frequently to countries like England and France. While living in Europe a love for fashion and all things extravagant became a lifestyle easy to embrace. Returning to New Orleans fashion still played a major role in life for him. Now partnering with long time friend Nick to create the chic cultural blog site Myhellofalife.com Yoey is focused more than ever on making his dreams a reality, while doing what he enjoys the most; enjoying a hell of a life.

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