Wait…What?! BIPOC Women and Mental Health
News from the Women's Fund:
“Wait…What?!” is a bi-monthly discussion offering a chance for our community to convene on emerging issues we all face, albeit with varied challenges.
October 21, 2021 - BIPOC Women and Mental Health
Over the summer, conversations emerged about women of color and mental health. Athletes Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka chose to withdraw from competitions to address their own mental health issues. We wanted to continue the conversation, particularly with local women of color mental health providers.
Our October Wait…What?! will cover a variety of related topics, including:
The importance of seeking services and integrating mental health and self-care into a regular routine
Connections between generational trauma, grief, and loss, carrying multiple responsibilities (including work and caregiving of others), anxiety, and depression
Supporting others through their mental health and wellness journey
Provide insight on local resources specifically for BIPOC women and gender diverse folks
Existing barriers to seeking access to care including systemic oppression and concern for communal and familial shame