Navigating Mental Health in the Deaf BIPOC Community: Starting the Conversation
Any conversation relating to mental health functions and flows differently depending on the person participating. Each conversation is shaped according to the person’s identities, abilities, race, ethnicity, cultural identity, sense of belonging and so much more! This is one of many conversations that touches on the challenges and nuances of mental health service access and support which are unique to BIPOC and multicultural deaf people.
Please be sure to check back in for future conversations on this topic!
ID: On-screen there are four individuals shown. From left to right, top to bottom: Dominique (Mimi) Pickett, Dr. Alesia Allen, Naima Boudreaux, and ASL Interpreter Anna Rose. Mimi is a Black woman with long, black hair that is dyed yellow at the ends. She is wearing a short-sleeved gray shirt and glasses. In the background behind her are orange walls with a single picture frame hanging. Dr. Allen is a Black woman with short, black hair. She is wearing a long-sleeved, blue shirt. In the background behind her are white walls and a door. Naima is a mixed, multicultural woman with long, black curly hair and glasses. She is wearing a short-sleeved yellow shirt. The wall behind her is white. The interpreter Anna is a White woman with straight, shoulder-length, blonde hair. She is wearing a short-sleeved, black shirt and a black microphone headpiece. Her background is black.
Supporting My Child’s Mental Wellness in a Hearing World: The Parents' Perspective
Join us for a conversation among Deaf parents about supporting the wellness of deaf and hard of hearing youth. Signed By Stories thanks the four parents who participated in this conversation for sharing their lived experiences of supporting their own children along their mental health journeys, and for the insights shared. Parents are powerful role models when it comes to helping their children develop healthy self-care and wellness practices. Tune in to learn more…
What is Self-Medication? A Sharing of Experiences
Self-medication is a pretty complicated topic to cover, especially when discussing the ways that it can impact a person’s mental health. But what is self-medication? What are the different types? In which ways is it helpful and harmful? Follow this conversation between Dr. Makoto Ikegami, a licensed clinical therapist, and Mistie Munton, a counselor with lived experience in substance use recovery, as they openly discuss the impacts that self-medication can have on a person. Most importantly, this conversation emphasizes the importance of thoroughly evaluating all treatment options to ensure each individual’s unique mental health needs are cared for.
Young Adult Perspectives on Suicide: Empowering Youth To Take Action
A conversation highlighting the mental health challenges and severe lack of support that deaf youth are facing. Tune into this powerful discussion as these young changemakers bring their experiences and perspectives to the table.