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FACT: 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness each year.

FACT: African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious psychological distress.

In general, people of color have less access to mental health services.

On the heels of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month (July), Carolinas HealthCare System is holding a First Responders session titled Mental Health Matters: Bridges and Barriers.

Participants will engage in:

• Solution-oriented dialogue regarding the identification of poor brain health
• Reduction of fear and when to seek care.

Perspectives will be shared on how to engage and equip natural healing networks (i.e., houses of worship, social groups, etc.) to provide mental health first aid and increase awareness of local resources.

In association with community partners, Living Waters Inc., and YMCA of Greater Charlotte, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion invites you to attend this engaging and informative session, addressing stigma, access to care and other barriers to mental health care in minority communities.

Seating is limited for this FREE EVENT. Register Today

DATE: Thursday, August 3, 2017
TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: Stratford Richardson YMCA
1946 West Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, 28208

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