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Welcome to the Black Mental Wellness Lounge!  Check out our feature in the Baltimore Times!   The Lounge was birthed out of a need I saw during COVID and the racial uprising happening around the country.  My friends and family were stressed, anxious, and frustrated.  I felt in my spirit that I needed to do SOMETHING.

Our Mission:  “The Black Mental Wellness Lounge is a new YouTube page dedicated to the promotion of Black mental health tips, education, and resources for our community. Our mission is to create content on Black mental health that anyone, whether a professional in the field or not, can use to increase their knowledge and awareness of the specific mental health needs, challenges, and assets of Black people. Each video comes with strategies and resources for Black people on their own path to mental wellness or to help someone else on their journey.

With your help, I believe this can be one of the greatest free resources around Black mental health in the internet!  The best part is that you’ll be able to see where your support is going as the upgrades will reflect in the videos.  The top three donors will get a Black Mental Wellness Lounge t-shirt!  Thank you so much for considering us!  Even if you can’t donate, please subscribe to the YouTube channel! 

Supporting The Black Mental Wellness Lounge!

by Brandon Johnson Tags : #TheBlackMentalWellnessLounge

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Baltimore, MD, United States (US)
Welcome to the Black Mental Wellness Lounge!  Check out our feature in the Baltimore Times!   The Lounge was birthed out of a need I saw during COVID and the racial uprising happening around the country.  My friends and family were stressed, anxious, and frustrated.  I felt in my spirit that I needed to do SOMETHING.  Growing up in Baltimore, you see the impact of systemic racism on mental health so watching it play out during these twin pandemics, I felt more motivated than ever to do my part.

IMG 7152I’ve worked in mental health for the last 7 years, creating programs and managing grants focused on mental health and suicide prevention.  I wanted to put all of the knowledge I had into a resource that people could use and access for free.  Mental health is so important for Black people to learn about and have resources for.  We deal with racism, discrimination, trauma, microaggressions, and disparities that others don’t.  This is on top of everyday life challenges such as relationships, finances, faith, and employment.  I wanted my gifts to be put to use in a practical, engaging, and impactful way.  

The Black Mental Wellness Lounge is a new YouTube page dedicated to the promotion of Black mental health tips, education, and resources for our community.  Our mission is to create content on Black mental health that anyone, whether a professional in the field or not, can use to increase their knowledge and awareness of the specific mental health needs, challenges, and assets of Black people.  Each video comes with strategies and resources for Black people on their own path to mental wellness or to help someone else on their journey.The Lounge takes mental health information and packages it specifically for the Black community!  It is a place of information, conversation, and healing!  

With this effort, I’m doing this all out of pocket as a labor of love.  I imagine how great this effort could be with support from others.  This fundraising campaign would go to:

  • Streaming service costs
  • A podcast mic 
  • A laptop to edit videos
  • Video editing software 
  • A backdrop 
  • Funds to sponsor videos to increase awareness
  • Funds to pay speakers (Because Black experts should be paid for their gifts!)

With your help, I believe this can be one of the greatest free resources around Black mental health in the internet!  The best part is that you’ll be able to see where your support is going as the upgrades will reflect in the videos.  The top three donors will get a Black Mental Wellness Lounge t-shirt!  Thank you so much for considering us!  Even if you can’t donate, please subscribe to the YouTube channel! 
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