Advancing Mental Wellbeing in Communities of Color

All too often when we think or hear about mental health, negative stereotypes and stigma are among the first things that come to mind, especially in communities of color. This panel brings together top nonprofit leaders who are utilizing creative, innovative and timely strategies to tackle the stigma, lack of education and awareness surrounding mental health in communities of color. This candid discussion will also focus on the need to implement programs and initiatives that positively impact mental health wellness on the individual, institutional, and systemic levels. The discussion will highlight the importance of outreach methods that allow communities of color to heal from generational trauma and proactively improve wellness through culturally appropriate methods and interventions.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate