Jarkeshia McGahee is a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Encouragement Coach, and Speaker.

She provides Christian Encouragement with an emphasis on checking on your people. She is passionate about providing encouragement, positivity, and care. She loves to see you winning, smiling, and laughing.

We all could use some joy in our lives, after all, there is enough negativity in the world. Some call her a ray of sunshine as they say that she brings light into a room.

Mental health is very near and dear to Jarkeshia, as she has been someone that has suffered from depression and anxiety. Her mission is to bring more awareness to mental health among the faith community, especially with our women. We must check on our people and make sure we are doing well or not doing well and step in when needed.

God has created Jarkeshia to take her pain and turned it into her purpose and she is doing just that.

She is the CEO of Rays of SunshineJAM, ChOP with JAM, and the host of the Encouragement Forward Podcast. She has encouraging t-shirts, encouragement cards, a course, conference replays, journals, and more to come. Whenever she is not working, you can find her nestled in her home in Alabama with her husband and their daughter. She is also a bonus mom to two beautiful bonus daughters.

Get In Touch: jarkeshia@chopwithjam.com
Connect with Jarkeshia on her socials…

Jarkeshia McGahee is a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Encouragement Coach, and Speaker.

She provides Christian Encouragement with an emphasis on checking on your people. She is passionate about providing encouragement, positivity, and care. She loves to see you winning, smiling, and laughing.

We all could use some joy in our lives, after all, there is enough negativity in the world. Some call her a ray of sunshine as they say that she brings light into a room.

Mental health is very near and dear to Jarkeshia, as she has been someone that has suffered from depression and anxiety. Her mission is to bring more awareness to mental health among the faith community, especially with our women. We must check on our people and make sure we are doing well or not doing well and step in when needed.

God has created Jarkeshia to take her pain and turned it into her purpose and she is doing just that.

She is the CEO of Rays of SunshineJAM, ChOP with JAM, and the host of the Encouragement Forward Podcast. She has encouraging t-shirts, encouragement cards, a course, conference replays, journals, and more to come. Whenever she is not working, you can find her nestled in her home in Alabama with her husband and their daughter. She is also a bonus mom to two beautiful bonus daughters.

Get In Touch: jarkeshia@chopwithjam.com
Connect with Jarkeshia on her socials…

Ecclesiastes 4:9 & 12

9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. 11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? 12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Mental Health First Aid

What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?

MHFA is a skills-based training that teaches people how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use challenge.  mm

It also helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis until professional assistance is obtained or the crisis is resolved.

In this training, you will learn a 5-step Action Plan (ALGEE) to recognize warning signs of a mental health or substance use challenge, provide help in crisis and non-crisis situations and understand where to turn for additional assistance.

Self-care is also an important focus of the MHFA training.

When all requirements are met at the completion of this training you will possess the title of Mental Health First Aider.

 

 

Mental Health First Aid

What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?

MHFA is a skills-based training that teaches people how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use challenge.

It also helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis until professional assistance is obtained or the crisis is resolved.

In this training, you will learn a 5-step Action Plan (ALGEE) to recognize warning signs of a mental health or substance use challenge, provide help in crisis and non-crisis situations and understand where to turn for additional assistance.

Self-care is also an important focus of the MHFA training.

When all requirements are met at the completion of this training you will possess the title of Mental Health First Aider.

 

 

 

CHOP

The Check On Your People Movement

Why do we ChOP?

It is important to remember to check in on your people. People can often feel isolated and alone, so it is important to make sure they feel seen and acknowledged. This simple act of checking in can be a powerful reminder to others that they are not alone and that someone is there to support them. A simple question like, “How are you?” can go a long way in making someone feel valued and cared for.

It is also important that we Reverse ChOP. That is letting someone know that we are in need of help and sharing our feelings with others. I was once reminded that how can someone know you need help if you do not ask or tell them.

You may be wondering, “ How do I know who to check on?” Many times God has placed someone on my mind and I instantly send a text message or if I am in person, I have felt led to just ask someone how they are doing and a conversation sparked that was needed in that moment. Pay attention to the prompts, especially if they keep occurring for that same person, it is always for a reason,

We are made to do life together and not alone. So stop today and ChOP or Reverse ChOP if needed.

 

CHOP

The Check On Your

People Movement


Why do we ChOP?

It is important to remember to check in on your people. People can often feel isolated and alone, so it is important to make sure they feel seen and acknowledged. This simple act of checking in can be a powerful reminder to others that they are not alone and that someone is there to support them. A simple question like, “How are you?” can go a long way in making someone feel valued and cared for.

It is also important that we Reverse ChOP. That is letting someone know that we are in need of help and sharing our feelings with others. I was once reminded that how can someone know you need help if you do not ask or tell them.

You may be wondering, “ How do I know who to check on?” Many times God has placed someone on my mind and I instantly send a text message or if I am in person, I have felt led to just ask someone how they are doing and a conversation sparked that was needed in that moment. Pay attention to the prompts, especially if they keep occurring for that same person, it is always for a reason,

We are made to do life together and not alone. So stop today and ChOP or Reverse ChOP if needed.

Looking For Community?

Focusing on faith, encouragement, and mental health. Reminding you that you are not alone and that others are here for you as well as praying for you. Your mental health matters.

Sunshine Encouragement Coaching

Sunshine Encouragement Coaching is a unique experience where you will have support like no other. You may have been feeling alone in your journey and like no one really cares. You may have placed some of your dreams and visions on the back burner. You may have even doubted your abilities and skills. I am here to be your Encouragement Cheerleader and provide you with the tools needed to get you back on track and walking into your assignment for the season you are in. Go ahead and book your complimentary Encouragement Session and learn more about the available options.

Sunshine Encouragement Coaching

Sunshine Encouragement Coaching is a unique experience where you will have support like no other. You may have been feeling alone in your journey and like no one really cares. You may have placed some of your dreams and visions on the back burner. You may have even doubted your abilities and skills. I am here to be your Encouragement Cheerleader and provide you with the tools needed to get you back on track and walking into your assignment for the season you are in. Go ahead and book your complimentary Encouragement Session and learn more about the available options.

Speaking

Are you in search of a motivated and encouraging speaker to speak at your next event?

Speaking Topics and Presentations:

The ChOP E.R.A.

The First Encounter: Make A Difference

The Pain Behind The Smile

Trust The Process

My MS Story

Losing A Loved One to Suicide

Past Speaking Engagements 

Contact me for more information about booking me for your next event, conference, summit, podcast, etc. I look forward to hearing from you.

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