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March is Women's History Month & Mental Health Month

Bebe Moore Campbell

Bebe Moore Campbell was a prominent American author, journalist, teacher, and mental health advocate who dedicated her life to raising awareness about the mental health needs of underrepresented communities, especially the Black community. She established NAMI-Inglewood, a safe space for Black people to discuss their mental health concerns in a predominantly Black neighborhood. Campbell's advocacy work took her to Washington DC, where on June 2, 2008, Congress officially recognized the Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This recognition aimed to highlight the unique challenges that underrepresented groups face when it comes to mental illness in the United States.

E. Kitch Childs, Ph.D.

E. Kitch Childs played a significant role in the founding of the Association for Women in Psychology back in 1969. She was also a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front in Chicago. Childs not only led the way for women in psychology and the LGBTQ+ community, but she also owned her own practice where she provided therapy to marginalized individuals such as LGBTQ+ folks, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. Her work was centered around feminist therapy, and she conducted research on the experiences of Black women and feminist theory.

Black Americans' contributions to the field of mental health have been long overlooked. Check out these trailblazers!

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Gloris Counseling Services is excited to highlight one of our very own ♥️🩷♥️ Every year across the country, a select group of individuals are nominated to be a part of Woman of Impact because of their passion and drive to make a difference. This 9-week blind competition is relentlessly focused on women’s heart health. Launching on National Wear Red Day, nominees work to build campaign plans, recruit Impact teams, and inspire their networks to support the American Heart Association’s lifesaving mission. At the end of the campaign, this special group of changemakers will be celebrated for the overall impact they have on our mission and community. The nominee who makes the greatest impact and raises the most funds locally will be named a local 2024 Woman of Impact Winner. Additionally, the nominee who makes the greatest impact nationwide will be named the American Heart Association 2024 National Woman of Impact Winner. Here is Lynn’s personal story: In 2017, while at a routine office visit, my blood pressure was dangerously high. Since then, I have been taking daily medication to help lower my numbers. Knowing that I meet at least 3 of the risk factors for heart disease, I am compelled to bring awareness to the amazing work that the American Heart Association is doing to save lives. For information on ways to support this campaign scan the QR code below or visit my website: American Heart Association - Woman of Impact Woman of Impact nominees are changemakers using their voices to make a difference. Together they will raise much needed funds, take charge of their health, advocate for all women and change policy.

Raffling a DOPE jacket. Raising money for the American Heart Association! Donate $20 get entered to win!

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