World Mental Health Day: “Breaking the African American Mental Health Stigma”

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October 10th is World Mental Health Day bringing awareness to global mental health education and advocacy against social stigma. In this first interview from Black Mental Health Matters, Jessica Gaddy, a bi-racial social worker shares her story about coming to terms with needing mental health support and how she ended up starting an organization to support others. The video connects how African Americans have been coping with mental health stigma from slavery up to our current modern-day awareness and advocacy from celebrities who have addressed their mental health journeys’ publicly. Take a look at this insightful discussion. If you haven’t thought about taking the necessary steps to support your own mental health and wellbeing, consider what steps you should take today. Stress shouldn’t be the norm #Keepers! Treat yourself well.

 

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