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Shattering the Stigma Part II: Addressing mental health in faith communities
July 26, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFree
FunTimes Magazine will host Shattering the Stigma Part II: Addressing mental health in faith communities, part of its ongoing series focusing on mental wellness. The effort is aligned with the observance of July’s annual National Mental Health Minorities Month highlighting the challenges and solutions of our growing mental-health crisis in the United States. FunTimes’ Lavonne Nichols will lead the discussion of the Shattering the Stigma online workshop, the third installment, and — with the guidance of experienced clergy — take a deep dive into specific mental-health matters confronting local faith communities. Participants are Dr. Garth Gittens, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in West Philadelphia, IMAN Mohomed Jomandy and Dr. Deshawnda Williams, a pastor, clinical social worker and educator. Shattering the Stigma features 988 crisis Lifeline, a free go-to resource for those experiencing mental distress, particularly individuals in the higher-risk African-American communities.