“Suffering in Silence: Depression, Stress and Trauma in Black Men”
There is a secret depression and ever-present rage that is rooted in a variety of traumatic and stressful life events that many Black men battle. Faced with having to privately carry the load of their emotional baggage while being told to “man up”, Black men’s experiences are often overlooked. With a lack of viable outlets and safe spaces to address these issues, this session seeks to help Black men of all ages break their silence. Participants will be given the opportunity to acknowledge their psychological pain, seek help, appreciate their intrinsic worth and value, and engage in affirming healing rituals, habits, and practices with culturally competent patient-centered Black male therapists.
Dr. W. Henry Gregory - Rafiki Consortium
Dr. Bruce Purnell - Love MoreMovement
Changa Bell - Black Male Yoga Initiative
Darryl Green -Deep Forgiveness
The Ward 8 Trauma Recovery Center is a joint effort between several community-based organizations and United Medical Center (UMC). We work to provide rapid on-site and continued victim advocacy to primary and secondary victims of crime in zip code 20032 who are treated at UMC.
The Ward 8 Trauma Recovery Center Servies residents in South East, Washington, D.C.
- On site post traumatic case engagement and triage
- Intake and Assessment
- Family and Team counseling and support
- Case management
THIS IS A MEN ONLY EVENT.