Long Beach City College presents: Black + Mental Health + Matters

An artistic experience centering tenderness, Black mental health, and healing. Allies are welcome!

Featured Campus and Community Resources:
LBCC CalWORKs/EOPS + Coordinator Umoja ScholarsPersonal video here
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)Personal video here
Featured National Resources:

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
Black Mental Health Alliance
Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project


Date:March 5, 2021
Time:11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Long Beach City College
4901 East Carson Street
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States

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Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
77% of students not in therapy reported an increased likelihood of seeking support for well-being
100% of Black students said that the workshop felt like a place of refuge
100% of Black students felt centered and lifted up by their community
This workshop was timely. It has been a hard week and I needed some community and validation. I will use the Feeling Wheel to better articulate how I am feeling and remember that my feeling about something is valid. This will help me not second guess myself. "
-Student attendee


Denise Brady, LMFT Proud Queer affirmation Long Beach based therapist working to help heal generational trauma in the Black community.
Tim Leslie, LMFT
I'm a clinician as well as an adjunct professor that has a passion for mental health and systemic thinking. I try to create space where people feel comfortable sharing their experiences while also offering tangible support where appropriate.
Kimberly Diggles, PhD, LMFT Dr. Kimberly Diggles is a licensed therapist who specializes in facilitating healing among individuals, families, and communities impacted by trauma. With over 15 years of experience, Kimberly uses a feminist approach to help her clients improve their mental and emotional wellbeing.
Anisha Holden, AMFT I am a completely telehealth associate therapist with 4 years of experience working with a diverse range of clients. It is a privilege to help others reach their goals and actualize their ideal selves or relationship dymanics.
Sam Randolph, LMFT I am a culturally sensitive therapist who works with the global majority to help process their stressors & traumas from their environment. My goal is to help transform your relationship with self, significant other, family, friends, & professional relationships
Christian Hartley, PCC I am a life coach who empowers clients to find balance in all areas of life, by helping them identify and prioritize what’s important. My goal as an empowerment coach is too sow the seed of confidence that will allow room for cultivating wellness.
Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission The MHSOAC provides vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. MHSOAC holds public mental health systems accountable, provides oversight for eliminating disparities; promotes wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensures positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.