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Tue, Jul 26



Beyond The Numbers: Choosing The Right Mental Health Care

Mental health care is personal to our needs, beliefs, access, comfortability, and culture, and our mental health can benefit from many non-traditional forms of healing. Join this engaging discussion in honor of BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month

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Beyond The Numbers: Choosing The Right Mental Health Care

Time & Location

Jul 26, 2022, 1:00 PM EDT – Jul 27, 2022, 2:30 PM EDT


About the Event

Mental health care is personal to our needs, beliefs, access, comfortability, and culture, and our mental health can benefit from many non-traditional forms of healing. In this webinar, we will discuss the ways in which different practices of care can have an impact on your mental health and how to choose what type of care is right for you.

In recognition of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) Mental Health Month, join Mental Health America and guests for this free, 90- minute webinar, where we will:

  • Identify non-traditional healing practices that can improve the mental and emotional health of individuals and communities.
  • Discuss how mental health care can look different for every person and how to identify what you may need.
  • Hear from experts on the mental and physical benefits that come from finding care you connect with.
  • Learn about how BIPOC individuals can seek different forms of mental health care.

This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within one week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance will be available after the event.

Meet The Speakers

Kylee Jones (she/her) is an associate clinical social worker who was born and raised in Riverside, California. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work. Jones has worked in the urban Native community within the Los Angeles and Riverside counties for over six years. She is a multiracial woman who has a passion for representation, advocacy, and outreach. Her areas of focus include intergenerational trauma, race and ethnic relations, identity development, self-worth/self- esteem development, and life transitions.

Omar Shareef is an M.D./MBA dual-degree graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. He completed general psychiatry residency at Nassau University Medical Center and finished both public psychiatry fellowship and certification training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at Columbia University. He currently practices at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. Shareef is a certified adult mental health first aid instructor and serves as an executive board member of the HEAL Collective, a NY-based nonprofit dedicated to spiritually integrated mental health education.

Alex Purple Liera is an educator, activist, and community organizer. She is the founder of the WOC Sister Collective, which offers a wide variety of womxn of color-focused events, circles, and workshops that educate, motivate, and empower womxn in her community.

Dr. Fahad Khan is a licensed clinical psychologist with a doctorate in clinical psychology and a master’s degree in biomedical sciences. He is a faculty member at Concordia University Chicago and College of DuPage. He has conducted numerous research studies and has published book chapters and articles on traditional Islamically-integrated psychotherapy (TIIP), help-seeking attitudes of Muslim Americans, as well as the effects of acculturation and religiosity on psychological distress. He is a fellow of the International Association of Islamic Psychology and serves as an editor for the Journal of Muslim Mental Health.

Charmain F. Jackman, Ph.D., is a Harvard-trained, licensed psychologist. Jackman has over 23 years of experience in the mental health field and is the founder and CEO of  InnoPsych, Inc ., an award-winning organization on a mission to disrupt racial inequities in mental health. She also consults with organizations on topics including mental health, racial trauma, and employee well-being. She has won several awards for her impactful work, including the 2021 American Psychological Association’s Citizen Psychologist Award and City of Boston’s 2021 Innovator of The Year award. Jackman has been featured on national media outlets such as the New York Times, NPR, PBS, and the Boston Globe.

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