With all of our daily responsibilities and the pressures that life brings, it is time stop and participate in some self-care, reflection, and down time. When we do this it is also important that we don’t feel guilty about taking care of ourselves. This is essential when it comes to mental health. It was not until recent years that the topic of mental health has become an open conversation as we are more understanding and sensitive to the issue, but there is a long way to go.
Organizations such as Black Girls Smile Inc. understands the importance of mental wellness within our community. On Sunday, September 11, 2016 the organization is hosting “Saving Us” Mental Wellness Dinner + Dialogue. The event is taking place to help people understand and focus on their mental well-being while creating a community of individuals that will support and encourage each other when it comes to mental wellness, healing, and growing through it all.
Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to mental health experts, professionals, and advocates within the community as they share open dialogue in regards to mental health, illness and wellness. This is a necessary conversation to come together, learn and create a safe place to share and heal.
The extraordinary presenters include: Moderator Kristina Denise of Curvy Girl Chronicles, Marissa Cummings Leslie, MD, Yoga instructor Rachel Voss, Theresa Nguyen of Mental Health America, April Reign of Managing Editor of BroadwayBlack.com and Editor at Large of NU Tribe Magazine, and Licenses Psychologist and Certified Group Psychotherapist Charneta C. Scott, Ph.D.
The event will take place at Bus Boys and Poets 2021 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009 from 5 pm-8 pm. You can purchase tickets through Eventbrite. Visit Black Girls Smile, Inc. to learn more about their organization.