If you’ve been following this blog, then you know that I’ve been open about mental health awareness within my community. Well, I came across an organization that’s doing great work for Black women and girls in this field, and I had to spotlight them.
Black Girls Smile Inc.
Black Girls Smile Inc. is a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to promoting positive mental health for Black women and girls. Founded by Lauren Carson, BGS is based on her mental health journey through clinical depression. Their mission is to empower Black women to take ownership of their mental health and stability, to advocate on their behalf, enhance their sense of self, create a community for young Black women, and provide a support system for at-risk families. BGS also provides programs and educational activities that will increase self-care, mental health literacy, and coping skills.
Until Next Time…