Updated: May 11
Black Mental Wellness Intern
What does Black Mental Wellness mean to you?
Black Mental Wellness means taking into account the powerful effect and connection between the mental state, physical state, and emotional state, and how all of these are intertwined. I promote change by challenging my people to recognize the power of their own minds and the responsibility that they have over their lives.
What are your top 5 wellness and self-care strategies?
Resting, yoga, eating, bathing, and listening to music are my top 5 wellness strategies. Sometimes, this is the exact order I complete my routine in, too. I try not to go out into the world or have too deep of a conversation with anyone before addressing my needs and myself first.
How do you make time for your own wellness and self-care?
I make myself my top investment. Just like one would go out their way to get their favorite fast food meal or how one would plan out their vacation times and dates way in advance. If it's important to you, you'll take time out to invest in it. This is how I approach my self-care routine and overall wellness.
Do you any upcoming events that promote health and wellness?
The Black Mental Wellness trainees will present a family restorative yoga event on May 8, 2021 (Register Here) that I will be co-hosting. During this event, I plan on sharing wellness tips that youth and families can use to ease the everyday tensions and pressures that life brings.
Ayrricka Street received her master’s degree in Health Psychology from Grand Canyon University. She received a B.A. in Psychology from North Carolina A&T State University and will pursue her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology beginning fall 2021 at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her current research interests are related to trauma-informed care, play therapy, and holistic health.