Born This Way Foundation Mental Health Month Conversation Series

For Mental Health Awareness Month, we wanted to host conversations about mental health across communities. What was so powerful about our convenings is that they didn’t serve as an educational tool, but rather as an opportunity for our amazing panelists, team members, and participants at home to be together in community. We shared wisdom, insights, and inside jokes as we explored what it meant to support our communities and ourselves.

 

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS IN THE ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER (AAPI) COMMUNITY

Featuring Channel Kindness Reporter Elissa Lee, AsianBossGirl’s Helen Wu, + mental health expert Andrew Subica. Hosted by BTWF’s Jasmine Moniz.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS IN THE LATINX COMMUNITY

Featuring Therapy for Latinx’s Brandie Carlos, mental health expert Dr. Mariel Buque, + youth mental health advocates Greisy Hernandez and Annelise Estepan. Hosted by BTWF’s Shadille Estepan.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Featuring notOK App co-founders Hannah and Charlie, Refinery29’s Laurise McMillian, producer and performer Kalen Allen, + Talkspace Therapist Dr. Reshawna Chapple. Hosted by BTWF’s Mitu Yilma.

THE POWER OF SELF EXPRESSION + SELF-CARE

Featuring The Chain co-founder Christina Grasso, actor and performer SHANGELA, Talkspace therapist Jill E Daino, HAUS LABORATORIES Assistant Manager of Influencer Marketing Beth Anderson, and Born This Way Foundation’s Taylor Parker + Emma Carroll.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS IN THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

Featuring programmer + Channel Kindness Reporter Ash Lopez, creator + genderqueer icon Brendan Jordan, youth mental health advocate Colyn Abron, + performer + advocate Andrew “Nina West” Levitt. Hosted by BTWF’s Alex Aide.

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  1. June, 2020

    […] As a member of our Born This Way Foundation community, you know that we had a very full Mental Health Awareness Month. We partnered with Jack.org to highlight their life-saving BeThere.org tool using our initiative #BeKindBeThere. Our Maya Smith hosted a Town Hall on Instagram LIVE featuring leaders across sectors who answered the question “How are you making sure to take care of yourself as you serve others?” And perhaps most importantly, we hosted a series of conversations about mental health in diverse communities, sharing specific resources and insights for support. What was so powerful about our convenings is that they didn’t serve as an educational tool, but rather as an opportunity for our amazing panelists, team members, and participants at home to be together in community. We shared wisdom as we explored what it means to support our people and ourselves. Click here to check out all of the conversations! […]