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We have partnered with Patrice N. Douglas, LMFT, CAMS-I, a licensed therapist, certified anger management specialist, and certified parent child interaction therapist, to present a three-part webinar series on addressing stigma related to mental health. Owner of Empire Counseling & Consultation located in California, New York, and Texas, and  a doctoral candidate at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Ms. Douglas joined us at the 2019  Winning at Living Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was well received.


To register for the webinars, click the links below. There will be two webinars for each topic, presented on the same day, to ensure a wider access to the content.

Seeking to end the stigma associated with mental health. FREE and open to the public.

Youth and mental health | January 10
REGISTER 10 a.m. EST: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZY7fIVSmRkStajmG6LmTlw
REGISTER 5:30 p.m. PST: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5C7fjBT6QmK8dL0yrU1k7g

I have anxiety/depression – now what? | February 7
REGISTER 10 a.m. EST: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gFlG-dYYQsqSs0jxvPSedg
REGISTER 5:30 p.m. PST: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Sj8SaSawStaVias2Mtf4ZQ

Men’s mental health and how to support | March 13 (10 a.m. EST & 5:30 p.m. PST)
REGISTER 10 a.m. EST: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_74sxPa6xTWiIl5BQ6oQsJw
REGISTER 5:30 p.m. PST: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uSWh5AWWSumeLN0F7akFOQ


DEAR STRONG BLACK WOMAN – January 21, 2020; 6 – 8 p.m.

A night of connection and conversation surrounding the lived experiences of Black women and how that relates to health and well-being.

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dear-strong-black-woman-tickets-86345795599

For many black women, the need, desire, and/or expectation to be strong can be both a benefit and a burden. Our lived experience shows that we are strong and resilient people, and science shows that maintaining the ideal of strength often contributes to health outcomes, like diabetes, heart disease, and depression.

Join Jennifer Sterling, creator of Bodyful Healing, in Manhattan, New York for “Dear Strong Black Woman — a safe and intentional gathering where we can explore our experiences as strong black women.

Together we’ll explore what it means to be strong black women — the ways in which it has served us well, and the things we may want to shift or parts of the stereotype we would like to reclaim and/or redefine for our physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being. We’ll do this through conversation, art making, and movement (no dance experience required).

Of course, as a strong black woman, you could do this type of exploration on your own, but you would miss out on the power of human connection and relationship.

You’re not alone and this workshop intends to serve as a reminder of that truth.

Organic refreshments will be served.

**This event is for self-identified black women, please be mindful of this request when registering. **

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