Mental Health Mondays

BIPOC Mental Health Matters All Year Round

Written by: jasparkspapa

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From MHA: “

The cultures of BIPOC communities are born from the richness of ancestral wisdom, survival practices, and support systems that have not only sustained life but allowed it to thrive and bloom in even the most hostile of environments. BIPOC communities look out for one another and ensure survival, and in cultural hubs, BIPOC communities remind their loved ones of cultural practices that may have otherwise been forgotten.

When we reach out for help, we not only begin to heal ourselves, but we heal our communities. If trauma and displacement have been illnesses, then connection is our medicine. Connection allows us to be known and to know others. We can lean on one another. We can support each other and get support in return. We challenge each other to be better. We challenge each other to keep going.”

July Is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Also Known As BIPOC Mental Health Month

The theme of Mental Health America’s 2023 BIPOC Mental Health campaign is Culture, Community, & Connection. Our lives are deeply intertwined with our environments, and these surroundings impact our mental health and overall wellness. Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) populations are faced with disproportionate amounts of historical trauma and displacement that can challenge their ability to thrive in their environments. However, culture, community, and connection are pillars that support and uplift BIPOC individuals in the face of oppression and systemic racism. Learn more in these resources about how BIPOC communities have thrived.

Please visit this link to download the MHA BIPOC Mental Health Kit:

Help Support CHOW in the Park in September!

CHOW is Hiring!

Do you imagine a restaurant where the chef and cooks all work collaboratively with excitement and passion? 

A bakery who’s staff feels empowered to care for their guests, themselves, and each other? 

Then you should come and work with us!

We will be hiring for a few positions: ·       

an ExPOS supervisor (very part time, 10 hours a week, $35/hour).

Lastly, we are hiring folks to help facilitate meetings in Spanish and English ($30/hour, 5 hours/week).

Please contact to apply!

Volunteer Hosts Needed!