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Jair’s Collections

Guest Contributor:

Jasmine Shegog

Published Author of “Jair’s Collections”

What does Black Mental Wellness mean to you?

To me, Black mental wellness is about voicing your feelings and not repressing them. It is about learning how to communicate how you feel, what you feel, and why you feel it without harming others. I aspire to be a voice and an example to let others know it is okay to talk about your struggles. I want to help remove the stigma in the black community around seeking help.

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

I have a mental health and emotional intelligence group on Facebook that is a safe space to unload and learn strategies to better regulate your emotions and foster a healthy mind. I also write children’s books featuring black main characters dealing with such topics.

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?

I plan to start teaching lessons from my book on Outschool for children.

Tell us about your educational and/or professional training, and current area of expertise related to mental health and wellness?