Mental Health and Communities of Color

During these unprecedented times, we know that community members are not only facing the challenge of maintaining their physical health, but their mental health as well. Additionally, the coronavirus pandemic and current events calling out structural racism in our country have highlighted the many adversities disproportionately impacting black and brown people; not just nationally, but right here in our community.

In response to growing anxiety and uncertainty, the Collective Impact Team (CI Team) of the Healthy Berrien Consortium developed a powerful series of webinars focused on mental health and well-being. Beginning on June 12, we invite you to join us and local experts as we explore the many facets of mental health and wellness, resilience, and the impact of systemic racism on the health of our communities.

Session topics will include:

  • Faith and Spirituality: Honoring All Parts of You

  • Creating Safe Spaces for African-American Men: Exploring Manhood and Mental Health

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Parents and Families

  • Adolescents and Those who Serve Them

For more information including a detailed schedule of all upcoming sessions and registration, visit www.spectrumhealthlakeland.org/mentalhealth. View flyer with more information that you are encouraged to share.

The CI Team of the Healthy Berrien Consortium is led by the Population Health team at Spectrum Health Lakeland and the Berrien County Health Department. The team consists of key healthcare organizations and leaders working to improve the health and well-being of Berrien County residents through the development of strategic actions and the prioritization of goals focused on equitable health outcomes for all. Funding for this series has been provided, in part, by United Way of Southwest Michigan.