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Black Mental Wellness Interview

Guest Contributor: Latonia Mitchell



What does Black Mental Wellness mean to you?

Black Wellness entails improving overall health outcomes within communities of color and non-color.


How do you promote change and well-being in the Black community?

I promote change and well-being in the Black community through open, honest communication regarding untapped issues, as well as promoting normalization of conversations regarding caring for the entire mind, body, and soul which promotes change and wellness within various communities.


What are some ways that you promote mental health and wellness through your area of expertise?

I am dedicated to helping individuals who desire improved mental and physical wellness. I seek to help individuals achieve health related goals using a stepwise approach.


How can we encourage more people to seek mental health treatment?

We can encourage more people to seek mental health treatment by engaging in ongoing promotion of conversations related to mental and physical wellness, specifically those areas that may be difficult for many people to discuss.


What are your recommendations for ending stigma in the Black community?

My recommendations for ending stigma in the Black community include: open, honest, non-opinionated conversations and forums, as well as sharing of experiences for those who do not have issues with these discussions.


What wellness strategies do you think should be given more attention within the Black community? Are there any reasons why you think they are not given more attention?

Improved dietary choices; Increased movement (exercise); Non-use of alcohol and drugs. These are not given a lot of attention because this is how individ