Minds Matter NOLA
The Library has partnered with Black Girl Health Foundation to present this day-long series of live interactive workshops that are geared towards helping you take control of your mental health. It will take place on Saturday, October 10 from 10am - 6pm.
With an increased need for access to mental health resources due to racial injustices and the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Girl Health Foundation has made increasing awareness and addressing the stigma around mental health their focus for 2020. This day-long series of live, interactive workshops will feature mental and physical health experts to motivate women to take control of their health and give them the necessary resources to make informed decisions.
Register here. If you cannot attend, a video will be posted to this page after the event.
10am: Opening remarks from Black Girl Health Foundation Executive Director Porcha Johnson.
10:45am: A yoga retreat focused on healing naturally through interactive exercise.
12pm: "Moms Suffering in Silence" - A panel discussion that will educate and provide treatment-related resources for mothers. Topics of discussion will include postpartum depression, racial and cultural disparities that affect treatment/therapy for women who are postpartum, and single mother anxiety.
1:30pm: "Healing Past Mental Abuse" - A workshop focused on mental health post-domestic abuse.
2:30pm: "Black Lives Matter" - A panel discussion about maintaining mental health while being black in America. Topics of discussion will include injustice, racial trauma, and pandemic stress.
4pm: "Free Your Mind and the Weight Will Follow" - This workshop outlines the psychological blocks that hinder weight loss and how to overcome them, including negative body image, stress, and depression.
5pm: "Beating Depression Naturally" - A workshop focused on natural approaches to coping with anxiety.