'Coping with COVID-19 Stress in Children and Families of Color,' A Virtual Town Hall
Boston- The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and The BarberTime Media Network present a virtual town hall event “Coping with COVID-19 Stress in Children and Families of Color” in response to the devastating effects of COVID-19 in communities of color throughout Massachusetts. Boston City Councilor At-Large, Julia Mejia will lead a panel discussion consisting of mental health experts and community barbers and stylists who will discuss coping strategies and resources available for children and families of color.
Barbers and stylists have always been viewed, within communities of color, as resources to share information and discuss important topics. The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health has partnered with barbers and stylists, through The BarberTime Media Network, to provide valuable resources to the community. The goal of the event is to provide a forum for the community to discuss how to cope with the stress and other mental health issues related to the pandemic.
The virtual event is scheduled for Monday, July 20, at 1 p.m. The one-hour event will live stream on Facebook and will also be available for replay through The BarberTime Media Network.
Host and Moderator is Julia Mejia, Boston City Councilor, At-Large. Panelists will include Dr. Mathieu Bermingham, Metro-West Center for Well Being; Malika Arty, Boston Public Health Commission; Kueen Dickerson King, stylist; Sadler “Dr. Boogs” Lacross, barber; and Jorge Sierra, barber, author/speaker.
Registration and full details of the event can be found at Eventbrite; dmh_townhall.eventbrite.com.
The public is encouraged to ask questions to the panelists in advance of the virtual town hall by using the link on the Eventbrite page.