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 Women's Wednesdays: Mental Health

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Women's Wednesdays: Mental Health

Caring for our minds is as important and crucial as caring for our physical bodies. Stigma, time-constraints, and lack of access to resources and information are common obstacles to mental wellness. Join us February 6th for a conversation with experienced mental health professionals. We’ll be discussing and sharing strategies for improving mental health and supporting one another in the process.

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Discussion Questions:

1. What is mental health?
2. How can we assess our own mental health?
3. What is anxiety?
4. What is depression?
5. How can we support our friends who are dealing with anxiety and depression?
6. What do we need to do to break the stigma around mental health issues?

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Women's Wednesdays was founded by Equality Bahamas as a response to community members' requests for a space to access resources, experts, and practitioners, share knowledge, and engage in conversation with one another. Officially started in May 2017, Women's Wednesdays highlights Bahamian women and our experiences in The Bahamas, specific to our identities including gender, race, sexuality, age, and ability. Held once per month at minimum, the events draw women together to have conversations that bring our individual lives into focus while connecting to family, community, and national narratives.

#WW242 intentionally centers and prioritizes women and girls, and is open to the public through in-person events, livestreams, and social media activity. With the support of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, we create a safe space for knowledge-building, idea-sharing, critical dialogue, and movement-building.

Inspired by Equality Bahamas' Women's Wednesdays, there is now a similar initiative in Guyana, and other countries in the Caribbean are expected to follow.