Reflection on Helping a community with a tragedy “Lets talk about Mental Health”

The Dec 3rd program was an event where community members came to learn, absorb, participate, and take home vital information and new ideas.  The mood in the room seemed both alive and sublime as if participants were revealing and expressing their authentic selves. From the get go, they were helping, cooperating, ready to give, receive, and share. Also, the media […]

Focus Groups

In a variety of BWI Focus Groups, despite cultural norms against the public airing of emotional or psychological issues, especially individual or family vulnerability, participants discussed painful issues with a candor and poignancy. Youth appear to be the most ready to open up about emotional and cultural challenges.

Stress/Needs Assessment Survey

A community stress and needs assessment survey was launched in July 2015. a) Over 20 diaspora organizations helped us obtain over 400 survey responses. The survey report will be released by mid 2017.

If you are having suicidal thoughts, feelings, or urges, contact emergency services at 911, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255