Democratizing Mental Health, Creating Community Mental Health Advocates
Beams to Bridges [BTB] equips Black adults with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to serve as Community Mental Health Advocates. While matriculating through this experience, cohort members receive group peer support, mental health resources, behavioral health treatment, workforce development stipends, and social service connections. Topics covered include but are not limited to: substance misuse, overcoming anxiety, trauma-informed care, mental health first aid, combatting depression, crisis response, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, case management, active listening.
On Friday, July 29th, the second cohort of the program graduated! There are 12 more Community Mental Health Advocates working to destigmatize mental health and democratize information and treatment in their neighborhoods! Congratulations!