Guest Contributor: Tyler Turner, M.S., L.P.C, N.C.C
Crisis Counselor, Prodigy Wellness
What does Black Mental Wellness mean to you?
Black mental wellness means creating safe spaces for Black people to process their trauma and hear the skills to live an exceptional life. It means overcoming generational trauma to strengthen the Black community.
How do you promote change and well-being in the Black community?
I promote change by making sure my private practice is catering to the needs of Black clients. Through partnering with nonprofits to make therapy free and offering a sliding scale as needed, I have dedicated my work to the well-being of my people.
What are some ways that you promote mental health and wellness through your area of expertise?
I am a licensed mental health professional offering therapy full-time.
What are some things that we should know about your area of expertise?
My work is for the culture. My focus is on the Black community. However, all are welcomed because I hold space for anyone in need and ready to grow.
How can we encourage more people to seek mental health treatment?
Change doesn't occur unless conversations are had. I think speaking more frequently about our experiences allows for others to see that seeking help is not only important but necessary.
What are your recommendations for ending stigma in the Black community?
Change doesn't occur unless conversations are had. I think speaking more frequently about our experiences allows for others to see that seeking help is not only important, but necessary. We have centuries of stored trauma that has been passed down. The only way to stop it is by acknowledging it and se