Worcester State University presents: Black + Mental Health + Matters

Location: Multipurpose Room in Sheehan Residence Hall

Black + Mental Health + Matters is a 2-hour in-person workshop that is designed to be a place of refuge for Black students. Knowing that Black humans in North America face unique and specific barriers to mental wellness, this workshop provides a place for them to be seen and heard, both collectively and individually. Equipping participants with tools to help them heal and thrive, Black + Mental Health + Matters uses creative practices to center and uplift. 

While this event centers Black students, all campus community members are invited to attend. However, comments or participation from allies that pull focus away from Black mental health will be respectfully redirected.

Click Here to access the BMHM Toolkit!

Featured Campus and Community Resources:

The Village Worcester

Intercultural Student Alliance

Black Student Union

NAMI Massachusetts 

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:November 15, 2022
Time:11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Worcester State University
486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602 United States

Multipurpose Room in Sheehan Residence Hall
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Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
100% of students not receiving mental health support reported an increased likelihood to reach out
100% of Black students said that the workshop felt like a place of refuge
86% of Black students felt the workshop equipped them with tools to help them heal and thrive
I not only learned more about myself, but also about my peers, and how much of our experiences align with one another. The world felt a little less lonely in that allotted time. "
-Student Attendee

Interactive Presentation

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Still We Thrive
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