Emotional Support: Ask Us Anything! A Webinar Q&A on Mental Health Crisis Support Work

July 8, 2018 @ 7:00PM — 9:00PM

7:00et / 6:00 ct / 5:00 mt / 4:00 pt - Sign up here to join live OR catch the recording afterwards!

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We have had some incredible webinars this year on how to support someone through an emotional or mental health crisis. We see some great questions emerge each time from participants, and it seems like we never have enough time to answer them all. Questions like: "What do I do if the person is seeing things I can't see?" or "How do I know whether I'm needed?" This time, we want to go deep into all your wonderings and let participants guide this discussion! Come with your questions on how to support someone through an emotional or mental health crisis and pick The Icarus Project brains on all things related.

This interactive webinar will feature Agustina Vidal, Kifu Faruq and Shonettia Monique.

Agustina Vidal was five years old when democracy returned to her country and grew up active in the human rights movement which flourished there following the demise of dictatorship. Agustina has been part of The Icarus Project since 2006, and is currently serving as Program Director.

Kifu Faruq is a 3rd generation community herbalist who believes that healing justice and solidarity economics should be at the center of social justice movement work. She comes to us with 15 years of experience in clinical and community health. Kifu is also a trained facilitator in dismantling and internalized oppression. She leverages her training, experiences, and relationships to highlight the underfunding of organizations focused on healing justice work.

Shonettia Monique engages the body, mind, and spirit to discuss issues of identity, oppression, and healing. Born and raised in Chicago, she has extensive experience working with youth and women of color on issues of healing justice and wellness. She has worked as a consultant to social service agencies, community groups, institutions, and universities for more than 12 years. Shonettia is a licensed Massage Therapist and received her MA in Health Arts & Sciences from Goddard College where she explored themes of ritual, magic and black women's healing. Shonettia currently resides in Philadelphia but constantly dreams of the ocean.

The Icarus Project provides mental health resources and education through a healing justice and anti-oppression lens. We acknowledge the compounding impact of oppression on the mental health of people who identify as LGBQ+, people of color, women, Intersex, transgender, gender non-conforming, refugees, disabled, immigrants, youth, and/or low income, and so these experiences are centered in our work. Learn more at https://theicarusproject.net/

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