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The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health--A Conversation with Dr. Rheeda Walker and Dr. M. Denise Lovett

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join Charis in welcoming author Dr. Rheeda Walker in conversation with Spelman professor Dr. M. Denise Lovett in celebration of The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You Deserve. The book is an unapologetic exploration of the Black mental health crisis--and a comprehensive road map to getting the care you deserve in an unequal system, which is even more important now during the COVID-19 crisis.

We can't deny it any longer: there is a Black mental health crisis in our world today. Black people die at disproportionately high rates due to chronic illness, suffer from poverty, under-education, and the effects of racism. This book is an exploration of Black mental health in today's world, the forces that have undermined mental health progress for African Americans, and what needs to happen for African Americans to heal psychological distress, find community, and undo years of stigma and marginalization in order to access effective mental health care.

In The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health, psychologist and African American mental health expert Rheeda Walker offers important information on the mental health crisis in the Black community, how to combat stigma, spot potential mental illness, how to practice emotional wellness, and how to get the best care possible in system steeped in racial bias.

This event takes place on crowdcast, Charis' virtual event platform. Register here. The event is free and open to all people, especially to those who have no income or low income right now, but we encourage and appreciate a solidarity donation in support of the work of Charis Circle, our programming non-profit. Charis Circle's mission is to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices. As always, if you enjoy the event we ask that you buy the book from Charis.

We will be archiving this event and adding closed captioning as soon as possible after airing so that it will be accessible to deaf and HOH people. If you have other accessibility needs or if you are someone who has skills in making digital events more accessible please don't hesitate to reach out to info@chariscircle.org. We are actively learning the best practices for this technology and we welcome your feedback as we begin this new way of connecting across distances.

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Event address: 
Online
The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You Deserve Cover Image
By Rheeda Walker, Na'im Akbar (Foreword by)
$15.26
ISBN: 9781684034147
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New Harbinger Publications - May 1st, 2020

An unapologetic exploration of the Black mental health crisis--and a comprehensive road map to getting the care you deserve in an unequal system.


Event Summary: 
Join Charis in welcoming author Dr. Rheeda Walker in conversation with Spelman professor Dr. Denise Lovett in celebration of The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health.