When you visualize your goals, it makes them easier to obtain. A year ago when I launched my movement, #BlackMHM Black Mental Health Makeover, I envisioned eventually moving the dialogue from online to in person. Blog posts and YouTube videos were a great way to get people talking, but I wanted to connect in person. I thrive on human interaction. Now here I type, almost a year later- I am 31 days away from the mental health event I envisioned. Let me tell you, it feels good as hell!
I'm excited to announce that I've partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Montgomery County to host Let's Get Uncomfortable: Mental Health Makeover on October 22, from 1-5pm.
In communities of color, we frequently ignore our mental health because discussing it is seen as a weakness. It's taboo. We act as if mental illness doesn't plague our community.
September 16, 2016, Terence Crutcher, an innocent black man was shot to death by the police. If we think these senseless murders don't affect our mental health, we are lying to ourselves!
"#BlackMentalHealthMatters so talk about it! Get your ticket now for Let's Get Uncomfortable http://bit.ly/BLGUtix"
It's time to get uncomfortable as we discover how we can give our mental health a makeover. The afternoon will consist of honest dialogue around mental wellness, meditation, and art therapy. Each guest will take home a self-care package to help them on their mental health journey to living a more abundant life.
I am proud to share that I have six dynamic sponsors, a dope panel, a charismatic moderator, and a tribe of people who believe in my vision of reducing mental health stigma. It doesn't get much sweeter than this!
The only thing missing is an amazing audience- which is you! Are you ready to start embracing mental health instead of denying its importance? If so, I would love for you to attend the event! Buy your tickets now.
Please share this post to tell your friends about the event, you never know who is struggling with a mental illness because it is something we usually keep very private.
Don't worry, if you can't attend the event, you can still have an impact by sponsoring a self-care package for an attendee.
Saturday October 22, 2016 1-5pm Silver Spring Civic Center