Four-part collaborative series between EmPOWERED to Serve™ and Go Red for Women®
EmPOWERED Women – Building Mental Resilience for Women of Color in the Midst of COVID-19 | Watch this panel discussion about how racism, cultural stereotypes, economic insecurity, stigma and shame all impact the mental health of women of color.
Black women suffer disproportionately from adverse life experiences that can lead to depression, anxiety disorders and toxic levels of chronic stress.
The roundtable was moderated by Lydia T. Blanco, journalist,
host, producer and digital media personality. Distinguished panelists included
Paula Blackwell, Executive director,
Central Maryland Area Health Education Center; Brandon Holt, minister,
motivator, LCDC counselor, and author; Abigail Kohler, Co-founder Resuscitech
and 2020 AHA EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator awardee; and Kathryn
Cates-Wessel, Chief Executive Officer, American Academy of Addiction