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This groundbreaking work has forged a portal of access for the community that is responsive, representative, trauma-informed, and delivered with compassion to advance mental health equity in communities of color.
From the Heart Enterprises is committed to the creation of a community of Black men who help one another through mentoring, business support, educational training, mental health care and network building. Their focus is to bring unity in Black men through providing workshops, retreats, service acts, youth programs, mental health aid and guidance.
The Today’s Fathers Program teaches men to be better fathers through fatherhood training classes. Scroll down on the Adult Education page to learn more about the Fatherhood Initiative Program.
Black Maternal Health Week, founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, takes place every year from April 11 –17. The campaign and activities for Black Maternal Health Week serve to amplify the voices of Black mamas and center the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements.
This facebook group is for those who identify as either Black, Indigenous, or a person of color and who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss.
Tanika Dillard speaks about how she turned the grief of miscarriage into triumph, tenacity and advocacy.
An overview of mental health in Black and African American communities, explore barriers to mental health treatment, and discuss strategies for optimizing resilience.
This webinar helps participants to understand: the typical grieving process after the death of a baby, statistics and causes of Black infant mortality, the role of faith in grieving as a Black mother, alternative ways to express grief, and ways providers, family, and friends, can support a grieving Black mother.
Believing that personal and public health is a fundamental aspect of family prosperity, Families Forward Resource Center (FFRC) provides community health services for families. Health advocacy services include health coverage, nutrition and cooking classes and developmental screening services.
This webinar helps participants to understand the legacy of loss within the Black community, describe common barriers among Black grieving parents to accessing perinatal bereavement support, and gain knowledge of history behind the “Superwoman Mentality” in the Black community.
The Center for African American Health offers African American and Black Metro Denver communities culturally responsive resources that support them in overcoming the root causes of health problems so they can maximize their individual and family health.
It’s the summer of 2020 and I’m pregnant with my second child. I’ve been spending my days hunkered down at home with my oldest since the COVID-19 pandemic began. My oldest baby is 4 years old and he’s energetic, lively, and curious. To look upon his face is to be enamored with his toffee brown […]
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Insights from Real Colorado Parents
“I have been struggling with PPD for the last 3 years… I knew how to answer the questionnaire so it didn’t say that I needed help.
Finally, my friends noticed my behavior was different and started sharing their experiences with me.
It was after that that I decided to speak with my mid-wife. I didn’t want to take the meds because I am breastfeeding and was concerned about the meds getting into my supply. I didn’t know there was any other treatment besides anti-depressants.”