Black Women for Wellness, California Black Women’s Health Project and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is excited to launch ARE YOU OK, SIS? : The African American Women Leadership and Wellness Mental Health Outreach Project.
This county-wide series of leadership trainings and workshops explore mental health issues among African American women in their community. It is a bold initiative on mental health and wellness and it seeks to engage African American women county-wide. The goal is to increase mental health knowledge and awareness among African American women who are burden by psychosocial stressors, such as victims of domestic violence, women with a history of trauma, single mothers, grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren, individuals who are struggling or have struggled with substance abuse issues, etc. Participants will gain fundamental knowledge on how to recognize symptoms of mental wellness, address stigmas, obtain supportive tools, access resources and become advocates for mental health in our communities.
ARE YOU OK, SIS? : The African American Women Leadership and Wellness Mental Health Outreach workshops will be held in each of the eight Service Areas in the Los Angeles County Department of Mental. The workshops will be led by a team of licensed therapists, mental health advocates, healing arts practitioners and spiritual leaders.
Participation is FREE.
For more information or to register for Are You Ok Sis workshop series near you, please visit our website www. bwwla.org, or call 323 290 5955 ask for Iyatunde or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. “Mental health is quite fragile in these days and times, facing a hostile government, economic uncertainty, dwindling health care resources and increasing anti black environments it is imperative we build in support systems for ourselves, families and community. Janette Robinson Flint shared; “We cannot do this alone, or in isolation and our mental health is just as important as our physical health.
“This project is in collaboration with the California Black Women’s Health Project and the Los Angeles County of Department of Mental Health.
This program will surely boost knowledge and awareness of mental health issues for African-American women and ultimately save lives.”
Black Women for Wellness (BWW) is a woman-centered community based organization offering a multi-generational approach to building health and wellness for our communities. Through highlighting the resiliency and strengths of our culture, standing on the history of our experience; we are envisioning a future that includes empowered Black Women & Girls.