Black men and mental health are two phrases not often used in the same sentence. However, blacks are 20% more likely to experience psychological distress than whites, black men between age 20-24 have the highest rate of suicide (therapyforblackmen.org), and untreated depression in black men often leads to substance abuse, homelessness, incarceration, and suicide (NIMHD Factsheet).
“Rebuilding Your Mind” is a conversation about mental health for B.I.POC. men (black, indigenous, people of color) and their families. In this Zoom seminar, we seek to expand the health and wellness series with an emphasis on de-stigmatizing mental illness for Black men, African American youth, and the women who love them. COVID19 has only intensified the mental/emotional instability that we brought into the pandemic as well as created new problems resulting from the crisis. Since we also know that BIPOC are less likely to seek help for their mental health issues, Commissioned Ministries has partnered with Pastor Derrick Benn of Greater Bethel Baptist Church and other ministries to create a space to renew and rebuild the minds of our brothers.
This discussion will be led by Dr. Calvin Kelly, Ph.D., LPC who is a certified clinical trauma professional. As a black man himself, Dr. Kelly actively seeks out opportunities in the black community to change the narrative around mental health and encourage his peers to seek self-care.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Sep 6, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.