Events

Red Hen Productions x CFL Present:
#StigmaFree: Mental Health in Black and POC Communities

Where: Community Futures Lab 2204 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19121
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time: 5pm-7:30pm
Cost: Free, Donations Accepted
ALL AGES
CFL is Accessible

One of the biggest diseases suffocating our community is mental health stigmas that keep us from connecting. Stigmas that take flight whenever, however they can. Black and POC communities typically experience unique challenges in accessing mental health resources and services, including disproportionate levels of poverty, homelessness, physical health issues, post-trauma, and unemployment that exacerbate mental illness or create barriers to access. To create change we must all work together to dismantle the stigma of mental illness, share our resources, and create new or revive practical methods of healing.

Join us for presentations, a resource fair, and open discussion on breaking the stigma of mental illness in our communities and the ways in which we can support each other in accessing mental health resources and services.

PRESENTERS
Byron Dale, The Hypnotist
Iresha Picot, M.eD, Author and Doula – The Color of Hope: People of Color Mental Health Narratives
Vanessa Hazzard, Healing Arts Educator, Author – The Color of Hope: People of Color Mental Health Narratives
Mr. Terrance Batson, Mental Health Advocate – Personal Testimony and Mental Health Resources
Ras Mashramani, Mental Health Worker and Scifi Writer – Deep Space Mind: Youth, Insanity, and Survival workshop

#stigmafree #youarehope #youarenotalone