Lack of information and misconceptions surrounding mental health issues prevent many members of the African American community from getting the help and support they need. Sharing Hope is an hour-long presentation that can help increase mental health awareness in African American communities by addressing a number of important topics:
What’s Included in the Presentation?
A presenter team made up of at least two individuals–a person living with a mental health condition and a family member of a person with a mental health condition.
A scripted 60-minute interactive dialogue centered on the presenters’ personal connections to mental health and journeys to recovery.
A handout for presentation audiences, Sharing Hope: An African American Guide to Mental Health. This educational booklet provides mental health information through personal stories and highlights how and where to find help.
Detailed checklists, practice sheets and other materials to help you make community connections and plan a successful presentation.
The tools and resources in Sharing Hope are all modifiable, so they can be adapted to fit your needs and resources.