This event is open to the public however REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
The Mental Health Association of Central Florida is privileged to join with City of Orlando District Six Commissioner Samuel L. Ings to present “Changing History: Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community” to which we invite you to attend our first “Young Minds in Change” topic! Our event is on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the Dr. James R. Smith Center from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
“Changing History: Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community” is one of MHACF’s quickly growing movements through which individuals affected by mental health conditions, practitioners, and advocates engage important conversations about the cultural and systemic barriers that often prevent individuals from seeking help for their mental health struggles. This event’s theme will be “Young Minds in Change”. Our panel will share personal experiences from four very unique perspectives: a high school student and college-age young person, both of whom are living with a diagnosed mental condition, a parent caring for a son dealing with serious mental health issues and a daughter who, as a teenager, became the primary caregiver of her sick mother. STAR 94.5 personality Monica May will be the moderator for the evening. Following this eye-opening panel and Q&A there will be roundtable conversations, facilitated by culturally-competent mental health professionals. This will allow attendees an opportunity to share specific concerns and learn about accessible, affordable local mental wellness resources.
Thank you in advance for your support of this event and commitment to improving the overall mental well-being of our community. A light dinner will be provided to our first 150 pre-registered guests. If you RSVP but realize you can no longer attend, or for any questions please email Yasmin at OUCAssistant@mhacf.org.