Simone Donaldson BSW, MSW, RSW
In a world where whiteness is upheld as the standard, simultaneously society is telling our Black youth they don't belong and are not inherently valuable and or good enough. With the lack of Black representation and overuse of stereotyped representation through media, our education system, and career choices, many Black youth are plagued with everyday experiences of anxiety, depression, and racial trauma as their Black identity is being stripped or villainized. This workshop will explore some of the ways in which the lack of representation and overuse of stereotyped Black representation is impacting Black youth mental health and how we can support these youth to improve their mental health and overall well-being.
Simone is interested in the conversation on the importance of representation and Black Mental Health and how it impacts the support provided. As a result, the unhealed wounds put this community at risk of mental health challenges. This workshop hopes to build awareness around the real impacts of racial microaggressions and ways to begin healing these wounds.
12PM Edmonton MST
Black Mental Health 2022 Week’s Events