This weekend, July 16-17, 2022, in recognition of National Minority Mental Health Month, also known as BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, Black Girls Smile is hosting a Self-Care Weekend in New York City. This in-person activation will provide an opportunity for young Black women and girls to connect and commune in community for self-care and wellness support in the presence of licensed mental healthcare providers.
On July 16th, participants will meet in Manhattan for curated pop-up wellness sessions in yoga, breathwork and journaling. On July 17th, registrants will convene in Brooklyn for a field trip to the farmer’s market and a picnic after featuring self-care activities.
With the country’s current state of affairs, BGS continues to be a resource for those that may be coping with struggles to their mental health wellness.
“We understand with the current political and economic landscape, our young Black women and girls may be experiencing even more pressure and anxiety about the future’s uncertainty. We continue to provide support by making mental health resources accessible to those no matter their economic status or where they are in their mental health journey,” explains Lauren Carson, the founder and executive director of Black Girls Smile.
All activities are free of charge as a part of BGS’ SHE’s Mentally Prepared (NYC), a mental health literacy program.
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month has been recognized each July since 2008, to highlight the unique mental health challenges racially and ethnically marginalized communities face in the U.S.
Are you in NYC, register for the two-day events.
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