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Black Mental Wellness
October 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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In celebration of Black History Month and World Mental Health Day (10th October), Our Mel has partnered with Afro-Curiosity for Melanin Fest to bring to you “The Black Mind” a project created to raise awareness about Mental Health within the community.
Black Mental Wellness was found to create conversation about mental health within the community as it is a topic that has gone unspoken about in our households and social groups due to stigmas and misconceptions about mental health.
Join us on the 22nd October along with individuals who will be sharing their stories about their experience living with mental health and answering any questions you may have.
Mental health professionals will also be present to answer questions and give advice to those present.
What Will Be Covered
• What is a healthy mind?
• Mental Health Misconceptions
• Mental Health Statistics
o Statistics for Black Mental Health
• Mental Health Disorders and Symptoms
o Common and common ones in the black community
• Factors that affect mental health
• Seeking Help
o Useful Sites & Numbers
o Black Mental Health Organisations
o Self-Help websites
• Story & Question Time
o Those who have experienced/experiencing
o Mental Health Professionals
• Workshop – I Ain’t Got Therapist Money – Writing as a form of therapy