It’s OK That You’re Not OK: A Panel Conversation on Mental Wellness and COVID-19

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It's OK That You're Not OK:
A Panel Conversation on Mental Wellness and COVID-19

Between the COVID-19 pandemic, the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and the social movements of 2020, we’re in a communal moment of reflection. 

Join The New York Public Library (NYPL) and Black Health Inc. for a reflective discussion on mental wellness in our communities.

Virtual Event on Zoom

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
6:30 – 7:30 PM
End times are approximate.


  • Anushri Anandaraja, M.D. – Moderator
  • Dr. Brandy McNeil – NYPL
  • Steve Alexander, Jr., M.A., Ed.M., ARM, LMHC
  • Robert Barrett – Youth Panelist
  • Dr. Karinn Glover, Psychiatrist


  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Overview of Topic, Stats on Impact in NYC
  • Audience Interaction
  • Panelist Conversation
  • Q&A
  • Take-home Messages,
  • Share Resources & Toolkit


This event is online only via Zoom Webinar. 

Black Health Inc. champions the promotion of health and prevention of diseases to reduce disparities and achieve equity within the Black community.

Related resources

NY Project Hope
NY Project Hope is a federally funded program that provides crisis counseling, support, and resources to people that have been impacted by Covid-19.

NYC Well
Call 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), text “WELL” to 65173, or chat online.
NYC Well is a 24/7 free confidential helpline and is here to listen and help with stress, depression, trauma, anxiety, or drug and alcohol use for you or your loved ones.

New York Public Library – COVID-19 Resources 
The Library is here to help direct our communities to resources about COVID-19 vaccination. Find more information on their COVID-19 Vaccine Resources page. 

New York Public Library – Spaces to Thrive
Spaces to Thrive is a partnership between The New York Public Library and the Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health to spark conversation about mental health and bring free mental health programming to New Yorkers. Find more information on upcoming events here

Assistive Listening and ASL ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing

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