San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In honor of July National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Black Girls Smile Inc. will be hosting our inaugural "Saving Us" Mental Wellness Brunch to facilitate an open dialogue on mental wellness within the black community.
Suicide is now the third leading cause of death among young African Americans in the United States, making this conversation both timely and imperative. The recent highly publicized deaths by suicide of Yusuf Neville (distinguished Hampton alumnus), Josh Marks (TLC’s MasterChef Runner-Up) and Karyn Washington (Founder of For Brown Girls), prove there is hard work to be done to promote mental wellness and de-stigmatize the act of seeking professional help for mental health difficulties among young African-Americans.
Through this interactive educational experience, participants will gain knowledge on warning signs for mental health difficulties, how to assist someone in need, accessing available resources, and most importantly how to maintain positive mental wellness.The goal is that participants leave with an invaluable network of peer professionals who are passionate about changing the trajectory of mental health awareness in the African American community.
I truly hope you will join us Saturday July 26th in a positive day of healing.
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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
About Omega Psi Phi Fraternity: Founded in 1911, on the campus of Howard University, Omega Psi Phi became the first African-American fraternity founded on a historically black college campus. Since its inception, it has grown to a membership of over 200,000 plus men worldwide. The fraternity’s membership is comprised of many accomplished African American members in positions such as Presidents of Colleges and Universities; leaders in Science, Medicine and Civil Rights; famous artists, entertainers and athletes; Government, Political, Military, Business and Commerce leaders and some of the brightest future leaders in the person of our rising college and university graduates.