Changing views on mental health in the Black community | Chante Meadows | TEDxKingLincolnBronzeville

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Why don’t we make our mental health as important as our physical health? Unfortunately, because of mental health stigma. How we view mental health keeps people from ever seeking proper treatment. Just as addressing any physical illness early provides better outcomes, so can addressing our mental health. Lack of mental health care is the root of many of the problems facing community. Drug addiction, violence, sexual abuse, and so many more issues can all be rooted in mental illness. By properly addressing mental health issues, we can heal one person, one family, and hopefully one community at a time.

Chante Meadows is the owner of the private practice, Meadows Counseling Group. She is a Clinical Social Worker licensed by the State of Ohio. She provides therapy to individuals and couples. She is a trained Sex Therapist and in the process of completing EMDR Training. She provides therapy to people of diverse backgrounds with presenting issues such as relationship issues, family issues, social issues, women issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, confidence, and much more. She also has a heart and passion for marginalized groups and community work. She earned a Bachelor degree in Interpersonal Communication with a Minor in Spanish from University of Maryland College Park. She earned her Master’s in Social Work from The Ohio State University. She trained and worked at OSU’s Counseling Center for over 5 years. She also is currently a lecturer in the College of Social Work. She provides supervision, consultation, workshops, trainings, and presentations for various organizations.

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