February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Panel Discussion: Black Veterans Mental Health & Wellness
This Black History Month, we honor the incredibly rich history of Black pioneers in the field of health and wellness while also acknowledging that there is still work to be done. Racial disparities in healthcare, stigma, and culture all impact the mental health and well-being of Black Veterans and their families. Join us for a discussion with Black Veterans and experts as they share their experience and mental health & wellness resources in a safe and supportive space.
Meet the Panelists:
Tonja Myles is an ordained minister, community activist, peer counselor, veteran, subject matter expert in addiction, mental health, and untreated trauma. Tonja takes a faith based approach to substance abuse recovery and sought after counsel for community-based policy and system changes. She promotes mental health awareness and rehabilitation with sharing her life experiences as a recovering addict for more than 30 years, suicide survivor, victim of childhood and adult sexual abuse, including her diagnosis of PTSD.
Min. Sundria Sam is a Church Administrator for Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Vallejo California, a Spiritual Care Intern at Travis Air Force Base in Northern California and avid supporter of social justice. She hosts safer spaces, inclusive of all, for intimate relational exchanges involving communication and affirmed touch experiences.
Moderated by Adam Lippin
Adam Lippin is an entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of HearMe, and the Co-founder and CEO of Cuddlist.