BEAM #BlackLight is a national organizing campaign geared towards drawing public attention to the issues of mental health and healing in Black communities. It consists of:
- Twitter town halls on mental health and healing hosted by healers, advocates and mental care professionals.
- Media art that provoke dialogue and provide information on Black healing and wellness.
- Organized public actions and demonstrations that bring attention to the state of Black mental health and healing in America.
May 11th, 2017 BEAM continues to celebrate #MentalhealthAwarenessMonth with a #Blacklight on Trauma And Accountability!
Licensed clinical social worker and Founder of the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network Erica Woodland, Yoga Teacher and organizer Qui Dorian, along with the E.D of Beam Yolo Akili Robinson.
Purpose: To explore issues of Trauma and accountability in social justice communities.
May 2nd, 2017 BEAM kicks off #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth with a #BlackLight twitter town hall on Medication Myths & Black Mental Health!
This event has passed. You can read the tweets here.
Purpose: To Explore stigma on mental health and medications in Black Communities.
Mental Health Medications Overview (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
This event has passed: However, you can read the tweets and conversation here.
Our first #BLACKLIGHT twitter town hall will be March 16th, 2017 at 1:00-2:00 P.M EST
Topic: "Misogynoir, Mental Health & Healing"
Purpose: To create a public conversation on how misogynoir impacts mental health in Black communities, and what we as a community can do to address and support Black women's mental health.