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Why Mental Health is a Social Justice Issue

Mental health is not just a "you" problem when our society suffers from systemic barriers that keep inequities alive. Daily discrimination and dysfunction create depression, anxiety, and trauma for so many in our communities. Join Minaa B., licensed social worker, to unpack how merely existing in today's world can affect mental health. Minaa will give you the tools to cope and offer solutions on how those with positional privilege can show up for others and advocate to break down inequities. Followed by live Q&A.

About the Speaker 

Minaa B. 

Minaa B. is an author, writer, speaker, licensed mental health professional (LMSW), and founder of Minaa B. Consulting, a mental health consulting practice that helps organizations develop psychological safety and become mental health inclusive. Minaa earned her master’s in social work from New York University and practiced as a therapist for 9 years with a focus on treating clients who were diagnosed with anxiety, depression and trauma before opening her consulting practice. On a mission to help people take better control of their mental health, Minaa teaches people how to cultivate self-care and self-advocacy through the lens of boundaries and community-care. Her work is rooted in the belief that healing is not to be done in isolation, we need people but we also need self-efficacy in order to make the changes we need to further our mental health. 

Minaa's debut book, Owning Our Struggles: A Path to Healing and Finding Community in a Broken World, was released August 22, 2023 by her publisher Tarcher Perigee, an imprint of Penguin Randomhouse. Minaa is also a contributing writer for Well + Good and she sits on the Mental Health Advisory Committee for Selena Gomez’s media company, Wondermind. Sought after as an expert in her field, Minaa has also been featured in a variety of publications and media sources, such as Red Table Talk, Peace of Mind With Taraji, The Today Show, BBC, Essence, Bustle and more.