We know that with COVID-19, many women across our country and local community have been overburdened with a myriad of emotions and responsibilities due to the healthcare crisis. In addition to fear of exposure and the loneliness of social isolation, some women have had to juggle being caregivers and even part-time teachers to little ones while working from home, while others have had to figure out how to make ends meet after losing their jobs. More recent events highlighting long-standing systemic racism have added on to that burden, which is why it's more important than ever for women, and in particular woman of color, to prioritize their mental health and find time and ways to practice self-care.
Join the Women’s Fund on July 23 from 5-6:30 pm for a panel discussion highlighting the importance of mental health and self-care for women. Our panelists will include Dr. Shawn Ricks and Ms. Laurie Coker. Dr. Ricks serves as Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Leadership and Educational Studies at Appalachian State University and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist specializing in women of color. Laurie Coker is the founding director of Green Tree Peer Center, a social space that offers peer-to-peer support, wellness education, and inclusive relationships with people from across Winston-Salem. While both will discuss what prioritizing mental health and self-care looks like for women, Dr. Ricks will speak directly to the experiences of women of color and Ms. Coker will bring a client-centered approach to the discussion.
Following the panel, we will have break-out sessions via Zoom. Due to capacity, space is limited to the first 100 registrants. We hope you can join us. Reserve your space below.