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What happened to you? Healing and processing trauma in the Black Community
July 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Understanding the impact of trauma and how it shows up in our daily lives and why we should recognize it as a health crisis. Did you know that according to NAMI, although anyone can develop a mental health problem, the Black Community frequently experiences more severe forms of mental health conditions due to unmet needs and other barriers? According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, Black Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population – this includes major depression, ADHD, suicide, and PTSD. However, only about one-quarter of Black Americans seek mental health care, compared to 40% of whites. Join us each week for an interactive discussion about Mental Health and Wellness within the Black community. Every week we will explore a different topic that addresses: the mental and physical impact of trauma, transforming the stigma around mental health, available support resources, and how we can heal from personal, racial and community traumas. If there is a specific topic related to Black Mental Health and Wellness that you would like to hear discussed send us your idea. We’d love to hear from you!