Check-in: Stigma and Barriers to Mental Health Support
Event facilitated by: Everett L. Adams II
Mental health stigma stops people from recognizing mental health as important and never a prevalent issue. Everyone has mental health concerns, and everyone will experience mental health stressors at one point or another in their life. Stigma makes us believe that mental health is something to be ashamed of, and it stops people from recognizing their own issues, from talking about their issues, supporting each other or seeking support. Both mental health stigma and barriers to mental health support are shaped in specific ways by anti-Black racism, and look different within our respective ACB communities. During this conversation, Adams will discuss what stigma means, what it looks like, what barriers ACB people can experience when seeking support, and share strategies to mitigate both the stigma and the barriers. Afterwards there will be ample opportunity to ask questions.
For resources to cope or heal, please go here: https://weareacmp.com/mental-health-resources/
This event is part of the Mental Health Month