Local nonprofit promoting mental health in the Black community - ABC17NEWS

Local nonprofit promoting mental health in the Black community - ABC17NEWS

Click here for updates on this story NASHVILLE (WSMV) — As part of Black History Month, one local organization is working to break down the stigma in the Black community of mental health. TN Voices says with all that’s been going on over the past 12 months, it’s important those in the Black and Brown communities take care of their mental health, and it starts with letting others know how you’re feeling. Kara James-Johnson heads a nonprofit that works with Black and Brown girls around mental health, but also receives therapy to help with her own mental health. “In our culture specifically, we’re just told to pray and kind of just deal and this is normal and this is what it means to be strong,” James-Johnson said. “You just need a space where you can be safe, to be able to speak out loud what you are going through and allow a professional to come in and walk through that, and you will feel liberated, and feel refreshed and feel healthy.” Will Voss, chief operations officer with TN Voices, says …
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