Talk About It: Young People
1047 Hollins St., Baltimore MD, 21223 December 15, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00pm
In a culture where the notion of “blackness” equaling inferiority is still far too prevalent, an entire generation of young people is at risk of not achieving the self-actualization essential to ongoing mental health. How do we engage young people in discussions of mental illness and addiction so that shame and blame are removed? How can we talk about things in such a way that we increase healing for young people who hurt? How can we best encourage a healthy self-respect amongst youth? Following a meditative moment led by the Holistic Life Foundation, Dr. Halcyon Francis, DSW, LCSW-C, H.F. & Associates, LLC, facilitates a dialogue addressing these and other questions.
This event was part of the 2015 Talk About It Series
This event took place in conjunction with the exhibition What Love Looks Like: Sisters
What Love Looks Like: Sisters portrays a relationship between sisters touched by mental illness, addiction, death, and love. The exhibition illuminates what is gained from empathy and connection rather than stigmatization and separation— the…