"Mental Health: The Melanin Experience" is an initiative started by the participants of Empowering Black Girls program. The goal with this project is to bring awareness to the topic of mental health in the black community, and discuss some of the barriers and stigmas that prevent the community from seeking professional assistance.
- Defining mental health and its relation to wellbeing as a whole
- The stigma that surrounds mental health in the black community
- the barriers that we face as a community, and
- Discussion on the accessibility of help and resources with a focus on your own individual practice.
Once you have registered for the event we will email a Zoom Meeting link that will direct you to the online event. Everyone is welcome to attend the event.
Empowering Black Girls (EBG)
Empowering Black Girls is a digital storytelling and community participation project which aims to empower Canadian girls of African and Caribbean descent. The project provides opportunities for black girls, between the age of 16 and 24, to celebrate their heritage and rich culture, voice their opinions on the issues that impact them and their communities, and work together to find positive ways of addressing them. The participants will develop leadership skills and life skills through workshops, discussions, mentorship, community projects, and fun group activities. Follow us @ebg.yeg. This project is funded by Government of Canada.