Perspectives on Mental Health: Consequences of Racism and Otherism on Black Americans
Saturday, February 27, 2021
10 – 11:30 am
This panel discussion addresses unique mental health consequences of racism and otherism on Black Americans.
We will discuss access to healthcare, workplace discrimination and bullying, systemic racism and discrimination in the criminal justice system, issues related to women of color, and how the importance of barbershops to the mental health and wellbeing of Black men.
The purpose of the panel is to provide varying perspectives and a “what’s next” solution-focused discussion, open to the public.
Dr. Tonisha M. Pinckney
NAMI MASSS Board of Directors, Chair of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Awareness (I.D.E.A.) Committee
Regional Commissioner & Chair of the Worcester County Commission on the Status of Women
Dr. Mathieu Bermingham
President of NAMI Mass Board of Trustees
Sgt. Din Jenkins, MS
Stoughton PD Training/Administrative Sergeant
Metro-LEC Crisis Negotiator -Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (METROLEC)
President & CEO, Chief Facilitator & Collaborator at Supply The Why
Venita Chaney Qualls, M.M., M.Ed, LMHC, LADC1, CADC, ICADC
CEO of Soulful Essentials, Inc., a mental health consulting agency, and The Comfort Zone, Inc., a 501 c 3 nonprofit
Roy J. Lynch LMHC
NAMI Mass Board of Directors
Mental Health Clinician