May is National Mental Health Awareness month.
It’s that time of the year when we’re given an extra nudge to check-in with our loved ones and also with ourselves.
It’s been a tough year+. Those of us who proclaim strength and confidence while we don our “S” on our chests are also hurting. It’s ok to say it. It’s really ok to normalize our mental health, self care, and healing.
Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40M adults age 18+. ABC news reported that in the weeks following the traumatic and public video of George Floyd’s murder, the U.S. Census Bureau data found that anxiety among Black Americans had increased by 26% and depression increased by 22%. *And folks wonder why easing back into old habits (pre-Covid) isn’t as easy for some versus others.
Dear village, we must not stigmatize our mental health, nor should we ignore it. Instead, we can acknowledge, support one another, and work together to conquer.
Join us for a healthy and safe community conversation with guest panelists Dr. Jennifer Pierre, ND, MPH, Dr. Nicole Franklin, PsyD, LP, ABPP and Chidimma Ozor Commer, , LLMSW, MA, Mental Health clinician.
We Deserve To Be Well.