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Black Mental Health on College Campuses

Tuesday, February 5 at 2:00pm to 2:50pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Why don’t black people talk about mental health? What are the mental health needs of black college students? Where do I find the support I need as a black student on campus? Culture - a person's beliefs, norms, values and language - plays a key role in every aspect of our lives, including our mental health. Mental illness doesn't discriminate but people do. People of color in the United States battle with microaggressions, cultural/religious/ language barriers, and negative stereotypes. Making asking for help even more challenging, additionally students of color often face historical and cultural barriers when trying to access mental health services. This workshop will examines clinical and emotional aspects of mental illness along with the myths and stigma, that surround mental health in black communities. The purpose of this workshop is to educate the community on black mental health challenges, history, and resources. This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.