The Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program has initiated a conversation on Mental Health. This conversation can bring up some uncomfortable feelings and thoughts. These may be hard to cope with and potentially harmful.
The ACMP thinks that having these conversations about Mental Health is necessary, but wants to acknowledge the risks of such conversations. There are multiple ways to take these risks serious:
- There will be support present during the talks for participants who need that. Her name is Lydia Philippe, she is the founder of FAMHAS and a peer supporter. Click here for her bio.
- The conversations will be held by Black professionals who take anti-Black racism and histories into account, although it is understood that Black experiences and backgrounds are diverse.
- There will be four check-ins, where participants can ask their questions (although these check-ins are not therapy).
- And finally, on this page you will find a list of resources.
Resources from E.L. Adams II
The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) is a national training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.
The Canadian Public Health Association is the independent national voice and trusted advocate for public health, speaking up for people and populations to all levels of government.
Resources from Meghan Wills
- See, Hear, Feel meditation practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNg50mIHxR4&feature=youtu.be
- Feel Good Guided meditation: https://youtu.be/raZVSEY5Y3I
- 5 Minute Morning Gratitude Meditation (guided): https://youtu.be/5of30bT4j-Q
- Library of ACB wellness individuals and resources: (ongoing input document)