Guest Contributor: James and Aubrey Harrison
Co-Founders of “Family, You Alright?”
What does Black Mental Wellness mean to you?
To us, Black Mental Wellness means that we have a community where our wellbeing is protected and supported mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and systemically. It means that there's a space where Black people can be vulnerable and heal in a healthy way.
How do you promote change and well-being in the Black community?
We promote change and well-being in the Black community by creating and distributing our emotion flashcards that look like us. They have literally been a tool that families have used to open up and explore how they feel on a daily basis. Not only have we heard that these flashcards have changed how families communicate, but we've also received feedback from clinicians about the flashcards being a tool they use in session to help individuals identify emotions they may have a hard time expressing.
What are some upcoming events you are leading, that promote mental health and wellness, that you would like for our Black Mental Wellness audience to know about?
James and Aubrey Harrison are planning to host a Brother,