Episode 52 When the cops came to Sara's door for a mental hygiene arrest of her 10-year-old daughter, her heart was racing, and she feared for her child's life. As images Daniel Prude's encounter with police flashed before her eyes, Sara was reminded how things could turn fatal very quickly.
In this episode you'll learn how to protect your loved one in a similar situation and how BIPOC PEEEEEEK founder Sara Taylor is giving parents of kids with mental health challenges a voice in Western New York.
This episode honoring Bebe Moore Campbell Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is sponsored by BIPOC PEEEEEEK Breaking the Stigma & Silence and Prioritizing Needs. BIPOC PEEEEEEK is hosting the Mental Health in Communities of Color conference on July 13th, 14th and 16th in Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse NY respectively. Register for this incredible conference today at www.bipocparentvoice.org.
The Symposiums brings together local leaders, regional and national experts, community members, behavioral health providers and stakeholders for a half-day of learning dedicated to addressing mental health and trauma through the lens of equity. The goal is to engage in dialogue to highlight the diversity of needs for both youth and adults across systems and collectively work together to identify strategies to improve care for children and families from diverse backgrounds. The Buffalo event date of July 14th happens to fall on the 60-day mark of the Tops Market massacre and organizers will discuss strategies for long-term plans to address trauma and system level changes.
Mental Health Resources
Call 211 or visitwww.211.org for help finding public services in your area
Suicide Prevention Helpline has someone for you to talk to 24/7 call (800) - 273 8255
Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor