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The Greensboro Public Library presents Let’s Talk: Mental Health in the Black Community at 7 p.m., February 24 on the library’s Facebook page. This live event will feature a panel of therapists discussing some of the causes of mental illness as well as helpful resources to improve mental health.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 63% of black people believe that a mental health problem is a sign of personal weakness. While health and wellness covers a wide range of topics, there have always been stigmas associated with mental health in the Black community and barriers to seeking help. To help destigmatize mental wellness, several licensed therapists will discuss some of the root causes and provide resources for a holistic health journey.

The panel includes Nicole Osborne, licensed therapist and co-owner of Milk & Honey Therapy in Greensboro. She uses creative and holistic approaches to help teens and young adults overcome anxiety, depression, trauma and life transitions.

Professor and Certified Clinical Social Worker Dr. Kimberly Outlaw is also on the panel. She earned her doctorate in substance abuse and rehabilitation, specializing in minority athletes, depression, and substance abuse in college sports.

The final panel member is Dr. Bobby Armstrong, PhD, board-certified clinical psychotherapist, pastoral counselor, and pastoral psychologist. Dr. Armstrong offers faith-based therapy with foundational psychology in his practice at Empower Counseling.

For more information or to register for this event, please email Antuan Hawkins. All registered participants will receive a free digital publication, How to Start Therapy Guide. For more information on library events and resources, visit: www.greensborolibrary.org.

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