‘Black Males Have Emotions Too! Let’s Talk About It’
Date / Time
February 26, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Co-Sponsored by the UIC Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research.
Presented by The Chicago (IL) Chapter of The Links, Inc.
Other co-sponsors are Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and 100 Black Men of Chicago, Inc.
Moderated by NBC 5’s Christian Farr, four Black men with relevant educational backgrounds and lived experiences will talk openly about black men’s mental health — a topic that many consider taboo. Black men often hold common misconceptions: that depression is normal, that talking about feelings is a sign of weakness, or that seeking help is sharing vulnerabilities with a stranger. But health care disparities, racism, and lack of access to the right kinds of resources means that Black men are 20% more likely to have serious psychological distress than their white counterparts.
Our panelists, including Dr. Obari Cartman, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Dr. Brian Humphrey, and King Moosa, will help dispel these myths and demystify the stigma associated with mental health. Join us for this important discussion. This forum will demystify the stigma associated with mental health while increasing awareness.