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Black/African American Mental Health 101
February 23 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
For Black History Month NAMI SF is producing a series of events focused on the Black / African American experience with mental health. For more information about our panel event, Black Mental Health: “Let’s Talk About It” please scroll down.
Black / African American Mental Health 101:
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, within the Bay Area there has been an increase in reported cases of mental illness in Black / African American Communities.
Black / African Americans face the unique struggles of ancestral trauma, institutionalized racism, violence, and mass trauma from the pandemic, along with racial and cultural insensitivity within the medical community. Stigma remains one of the greatest barriers to treatment.
This presentation speaks specifically to the unique challenges and experiences of Black and African American individuals who live with mental health conditions.
In this presentation, learn about contributing factors, generational trauma, coping strategies, local resources and supports, and how volunteer speakers (peers) manage their conditions. There will be a dedicated time for questions at the end.
This program is open to all community members.