In honor of BIPOC mental health month, Lisa C. Williams, CMO of Smart Hustle Agency under her new initiative, Black People Forward, will host black joy talks with experts, professionals, and leaders to mitigate the effects racial, systemic, and vicarious trauma is having on BIPOC which has elevated stress levels and has caused compounding mental health challenges in the black community.
Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., CEO of The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) said, “Our nation’s African American community is going through an extremely painful experience, pain that has been inflicted upon this community repeatedly throughout history and is magnified by mass media and repeated deaths. We stand with all the families, friends, and communities who have lost loved ones senselessly due to racism.”
July is Bebe Moore Campbell National (BIPOC) Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, and the 2021 theme is, Strength in Communities. The movement was created to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face regarding mental illness in the United States.