ITGIRL PR ANNOUNCES SIGNING RESPECTED THERAPIST/AUTHOR, THEA MONYEE TO INTRODUCE HER INITIATIVE OF CREATING HEALING FOR BLACK/MARGINALIZED PEOPLE THROUGH JOY
The Month of July is Minority Mental Health Month, and from Bill Cosby being released and being a trigger for many victims, countless headlines of the killings of Black men and racist rants, the seemingly sudden surge of top Black female athletes in the headlines, to the conundrum of seeing the legalization of marijuana while thousands of black males sit in prison for possession of a small amount.
Thea Monyee´- Therapist, has something to say about how we can improve upon discussing these headlines and begin healing.
Thea Monyee’, Author, Speaker and Founder of MarleyAyo, Thea Monyee´ is a licensed therapist committed to creating healing opportunities for Black/Marginalized bodies through decolonization, joy, and pleasure. Additionally, she is a public speaker, the host of ‘Shaping The Shift Podcast,’ founder of MarleyAyo, and The Blacker The Brain: A Mental Health Decolonizing Campaign, Conversation, & Cohort, co-host of ‘Dem Black Mamas ‘Podcast, and co-creator of The Free Joy Experience. She currently serves as a contributor on a policy working group supporting the objectives of the 2021 U.S. COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.
Thea is motivating and inspirational while initiating compelling conversations around today’s difficult topics while teaching people to reclaim their “joy” in their healing process. “No matter what is going on around us we can improve upon the way we handle our emotions and communications to be centered in finding our own joy.”July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, which was created to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the US.
“The current Mental Health model is designed to teach Black bodies to cope with systemic oppression, violence, and inequity while continuing to educate and train practitioners to believe they are incapable of harboring bias or being a tool of a white supremacist system,” says Thea, “Mental Health Professional Associations and Governing bodies must seek, attract, and retain diverse cultures, perspectives, and beliefs into the creation and implementation of culturally and socially equitable guidelines, ethics, policies, education, standards, Assessment and treatment tools designed for us and by us.”
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