Mindfulness Cafe: You don’t have to go through it alone – Resources for seniors

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You don’t have to go through it alone: Resources for seniors

Date and Time

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.

This event is held at the Tompkins Square Library

331 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10009

Fully accessible to wheelchairs

Register on the New York Public Library website

Event details

Has the pandemic affected you more than you thought? Are you looking for mental health and wellness tips and resources? It can be tough out there. The Community Mental Health Project is here for you. 

You don’t have to go through it alone. Participants will talk about how to connect with members from their neighborhood, as well as gain information regarding resources in their communities.

This event will take place in person at Tompkins Square Library.

Space is limited | Registration is recommended. Register with your email address. Walkups will be permitted as space accommodates.

Stop by the program for a free mental health workbook! The workbooks below are available on a first come, first served basis. Supplies are limited. 

  • Look Inside Living While Black: Using Joy, Beauty, and Connection to Heal Racial Trauma by Guilaine Kinouani gives voice to the diverse, global experiences of Black people, using personal stories, powerful case studies, and eye-opening research to offer expert guidance on how to set boundaries and process micro-aggressions, protect children from racism, handle difficult race-based conversations, navigate the complexities of Black love, and identify and celebrate the wins.
  • The CBT Workbook for Mental Health: Evidence-Based Exercises to Transform Negative Thoughts and Manage Your Well-Being by Simon A. Rego and Sarah Fader shows readers how to cultivate your sense of calm and confidence through the power of cognitive-behavioral therapy. 
  • Overcoming Health Anxiety: Letting Go of Your Fear of Illness by Katherine Owens and Martin M. Antony offers readers cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques for overcoming hypochondriasis and health-related fears.

More about Community Mental Health Project

Community Mental Health Project is a community-informed collaboration between The New York Public Library. Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, and Black Health. to raise community awareness around mental health and highlight resources with a specific focus on Black and Latinx/a/o New Yorkers.

Community Mental Health Project creates opportunities for people to learn and gain mental health resources through animated videos, books, and programs, in English and Spanish. The 10 short animations give voice to topics surfaced by teens, adults, and seniors in community roundtables. View our Mental Health and Wellness video below. Find more videos at Community Mental Health Project and share them with your friends and family! Together, we can normalize discussion around mental health.

This program was made possible through support from the Leon Levy Foundation.

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