JULY IS #MinorityMentalHealthAwarenessMonth

As a Suicide Prevention volunteer, this is such a weighty topic and I’m so here for it!  My burden to raise #SuicideAwareness and #EndTheStigma surrounding Mental Health issues in communities of color and communities of faith; has only intensified!

Brittney Moses

https://brittneyamoses.com/ and Dr Thema Bryant Davis  https://www.drthema.com/ are great faith based resources.

If you or someone you know in crisis prefers to connect with resources geared toward minorities, here are a few options:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

www.afsp.org/minoritymentalhealth

Black Mental Health Matters

https://blackmentalhealthmatters.carrd.co/

Therapy For Black Girls  https://providers.therapyforblackgirls.com/explore/

The Confess Project (Boys & Men of Color) www.theconfessproject.com

NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-s-Statement-On-Recent-Racist-Incidents-and-Mental-Health-Resources-for-African-Americans.

Be encouraged! Welcome new faces!

Love y’alle

The National Suicide Hotline

800-273-TALK (Veterans Press 1)

TEEN SUICIDE CRISIS HOTLINE- 800-852-8336 (Trained Teen Counselors)

The Trevor Project (LGBT Community) 866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline (Transgendered Community) 877-565-8860

The Grief Recovery HelpLine 800-445-4808

Crisis Text: Text HOTLINE to 741741

If outside the U.S visit http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html for assistance

Remember YOU MATTER!

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I thought this was BEAUTIFUL!

Tomorrow, Sun. October 6, 2019, my Team #InspirationWithE walks for the first time in the Philadelphia @afsp_philly #OutoftheDarkness walk to help raise suicide awareness!

Upon check in, we will get a set of colored beads to wear based on the reason we are walking! My colors are TEAL & BLUE. What would your color be?

It’s not too late to help is reach our goal!

Click the link to make a 100% tax deductible gift today!🙏💜💫e https://afsp.donordrive.com/participant/InspirationWithE

Yes – I still write TONS of poetry – I just don’t post nearly as much! Here of late my primary focus has been my faith, family, health, self-care & as a former Volunteer Suicide Crisis Counselor; raising Suicide Awareness!

Much LOVE & thank you for your unwavering support!

If you or a loved one is really struggling today. Yoh are not alone, please don’t faint! Here are a few resources below! New here? | Welcome New Faces!💫e

The Grief Recovery HelpLine 800-445-4808

The National Suicide Hotline
800-273-TALK (Veterans Press 1)

TEEN SUICIDE CRISIS HOTLINE- 800-852-8336 (Trained Teen Counselors)

The Trevor Project (LGBT Community) 866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline (Transgendered Community) 877-565-8860

Crisis Text: Text HOTLINE to 741741 ***If outside the U.S visit http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html for assistance

#authenticiteespeaks #InspirationWithE #staystrong #suicideawareness #stopsuicide

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Remember YOU MATTER!

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