During this event, CPEHN will break down systemic barriers that prevent communities of color from elevating their community mental health needs. CPEHN and our multicultural partners will unveil the annual state of community report, a mixed-methods analysis of the collective needs of communities of color across California.
Additionally, the Right to Heal event will:
- Provide our communities of color the space to educate California decision-makers about the mental health needs of their communities and the history of our communities that relates to historical trauma & the needs for healing
- Elevate Black, Indigenous, people of color mental health practitioners and provide a gathering space for advocates to network and learn from each other’s experiences & expertise
- Inspire community members to take action in their designated counties in order to stay informed and to create culturally responsive spaces
Find session recordings and session-specific resources below:
Challenges and Issues that Diverse Racial and Ethnic Communities Face in Accessing the Mental Health Services Act: Findings from 2021 Listening Sessions – Local Partner perspective
Challenges and Issues that Diverse Racial and Ethnic Communities Face in Accessing the Mental Health Services Act: Findings from 2021 Listening Sessions – Statewide Partner perspective
Workshop 1: Healing Within – Finding a culturally competent healer
In this workshop, you will hear from community leaders and practitioners on ways to search for qualified mental health professionals, questions to ask, and different forms of holistic healing. Healing happens in various forms, and we recognize that talk therapy is only one of many forms in which healing and transformation take place.
Workshop 2: Overcoming access challenges to mental health services
In this workshop, speakers will highlight the barriers to utilizing services and the solutions
to these services in our communities. Challenges to accessing services include not having
providers that look like you, accessing traditional healing through insurance, language
challenges, and more. Speakers will share strategies they have used to overcome these barriers that BIPOC often experience and will highlight their personal practices or even organizations that have created solutions.
- Michelle Maas, Native American Health Center
- Danielle Muñoz, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist