The need for wellness and mental health for black Santa Monica residents Considering the overwhelming trauma that all blacks face as a result of ancestral oppression, black Santa Monica residents are no different in the need for healing and support. The current racial climate has drawn attention to the damage of inequality that systemic racism ensues. With specific matters to Santa Monica such as gentrification, higher homelessness rates for blacks, higher police brutality rates for blacks, and lower high school graduation rates for blacks to name a few; it is the duty of the community to acknowledge and combat the damaging impact it has had on the well-being of blacks in Santa Monica. The Black Agenda has comprised the following framework to approach these needs through Mental health and Wellness.
CBT, Positive intervention tools, Trauma informed therapist, Science of well- being, Available resources
Wellness Yoga/breath-work; Meditation; Arts (Visual & Performance); Healing Garden; Peace Circle discussions; Healthy lifestyle – exercise, nutrition, nature and sleep; Faith based resources
The Black Agenda is committed to engaging in this growth with the following priorities:
Black male population (suicide increase)