Born This Way Foundation Mental Health Month Conversation Series

June 04, 2020

By Channel Kindness

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.