Sharing Hope: Community Conversations

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Sharing Hope: Community Conversations

Sharing Hope is an interactive program discussing mental health awareness within the Black community with monthly topics.

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About this event

January's Topic: Faith, Spirituality, and Mental Health

Guests: Apostle Dr. Ivory Hopkins (Pilgrims' Ministry of Deliverance, Inc.) and Rev. Dr. Jay Macklin (The Academy for Peace).


Join us for a Zoom call with NAMI Delaware's Diversity and Equity Fellow, Nyemade Boiwu! We want to have an open discussion with others in the community on this very important topic: mental health awareness and stigma in the Black community. We originally began with Facebook Live as a platform, but made the switch to Zoom in May in order to have an actual conversation. This Zoom call was very successful so we have now decided to offer Sharing Hope conversations on a monthly basis to address different topics.

Each meeting will take place on the fourth Thursday of the month, 6:30pm-8:00pm. Registration for each meeting is required as the Zoom call information will be changed.

What is Sharing Hope?

Information on entering the Zoom call will be included in the order confirmation email. Participants may participate by using a phone or web connection. If connecting online, participants may show or hide their webcam. They may choose to mute their line and use headphones to listen only, and they may choose to respond silently by typing into the chat feature if they prefer.

This opportunity relies on mutual trust. NAMI Delaware will not record the meeting and expects all participants to adhere to a no recording policy as well.

Finally, while the confidentiality of all participants is a priority, due to the nature of an online platform and the concern for every person's safety, NAMI Delaware reserves the right to follow up with any participants who may need crisis support. NAMI Delaware will only access the contact information of participants in the event that crisis response is required.