Black adults in general (and Black women in particular) are more likely than white ones to report feeling sad and hopeless some of the time, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. But only a fraction of Black adults who need mental health care will receive it. Some of the barriers to care include cost and finding professionals who understand the unique challenges that Black women face. From childhood trauma to unsupportive family members to chronic instability in one or more crucial areas of their life, Black women deal with a lot from society and within their families.
Overwhelmed, underserved, underpaid, and over-scrutinized are some of the adjectives Black women use to describe their daily experiences with the outside world.
What to expect
In this course, you, the learner, will be having many conversations on Zoom to give voice to your experiences. Using a 6-part approach called THRIVE designed especially to address the needs of Black women, you will be learning new skills and mapping out a new way of showing up in the world after the course.
- Meditation Classes
- 30-Day Journaling Challenge
- Workshop: Microaggressions in the Workplace
- Workshop: Inner-Child Reclaiming
- Workshop: THRIVE in the 21st Century
- Workshop: In My Image
Owning Your Story, The Rewrite is the final assignment of this course. The brave person who shares their story in the most compelling way will win $1,000. (The assignment is required but taking part in the contest is optional.)