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    New York Urban League Holds a COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting

    On Thursday 23 April, the NYUL hosted COVID-19 Town Hall: Health and Mental Health in the Black Community.

    The conversations are centered around the state of health and mental health in the black community. President of the NYUL, Ms. Arva Rice led the discussion with several speakers including the likes of Pastor Kyndra Frazier is the Lead Innovator (Director) of the HOPE Center, Danielle Belton, Editor-in-Chief of The Root, and Michael A. Lindsey, Executive Director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University (NYU).

    In case you missed it, we’re sharing it here. So many great resources for the community.
    We went ahead and pulled out a few sound bites (time included) just for you because it is an hour-long video.

    (40 min) Pastor Kyndra Frazier of The HOPE Center shares that the center provides 10 FREE sessions of therapy for individuals and couples.

    (50 min) Daniel Belton of The Root shares about her struggle with mental health and how the publication is helping the community. (Many years ago, I had the fortunate opportunity to sit down with Danielle to share her journey with bipolar disease.)

    Important Tips

    NYC WELL  created a list of apps (lots with COVID-specific content) that are FREE to use during the pandemic.

    Call New York State’s COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 844-863-9314 to talk to someone if you feel your mental health is overwhelming.

    Catch the entire meeting HERE.

    If you’re interested, their next event, The COLOR of COVID on this topic is on May 07, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM. The discussion will be on the health inequities in the communities of color.

    Looking for other upcoming events in career development, search them HERE.


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