Behavioral Health services integrate resources specific to Black and African American struggles
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation spotlights the services and resources that are available year-round to help Black and African-American Coachella Valley residents who are experiencing behavioral/mental health challenges.
FAMILY MENTAL WELLNESS
YOUTH AND MENTAL WELLNESS
The journey for improving mental health may be challenging, but NAMI shows how important the process of healing is for youths this Black History Month. Please watch the video.
With the behavioral/mental well-being of Black and African-American communities in mind, NAMI has launched The Confess Project. It informs and equips barbers with helpful resources to share with their clients in a judgment-free zone. More than 1,000 barbers in 40 cities are participating.
"It's so pivotal, especially in our communities, to understand that we as Black men, we just want to be not only valued, but be appreciated, and the barbershop gives us that sense of belonging, sense of community." -- Darnell Rice
NAMI produced the video below during a visit to Legends Barbershop in Atlanta, Georgia, where Mr. Rice and other Black men shared their challenges with behavioral/mental health and their hopes of overcoming them through the support of one another, their barbers and behavioral/mental health professionals.
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