In recognition of National Black History Month

“Black Mental Health Matters: Microtrauma and Microaggressions in Communities of Color Part I and Part II”

Both webinars are free.

Black Mental Health Matters is a two-part webinar facilitated by Dr. Eunice Peterson, a board-certified Adult and Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. The webinar is an interactive presentation with a Q&A session designed to provide participants with an understanding of how racism impacts mental health.

PART I: Dr. Peterson will present information on the history of racism in healthcare, the stigma of mental healthcare in communities of color, and the impact of microtraumas and microaggressions on the mental health/wellness in communities of color. Part I of this webinar program will focus on how the history of racism impacts the delivery and accessibility of mental health care in communities of color. While
both Part I and Part II of “Black Mental Health Matters” are open to all participants, Part I of the series will provide insights specific to healthcare providers and the staff that support them.

PART II: Dr. Peterson will present information on how systemic racism and the Black community’s
experience with police brutality (directly and indirectly) impact young people’s mental health,
in particular. Dr. Peterson will examine how racial microtraumas and microaggressions adversely
impact mental health in the African American community. Both Part I and Part II of the series are designed to be informative for those who face mental health challenges and the families and communities that support them.

Both webinars are free.

Please share this flyer with anyone you believe would be interested and benefit from this series.


Part I: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 2:30 to 4:00 PM EST | Register now:

Part II: Thursday, February 25, 2021, 2:30 to 4:00  PM EST | Register now:

Learning Objectives

  • To provide patients, patient communities, and mental healthcare providers with insights into how microtrauma and microaggressions (related to racism) impact mental health.
  • To understand the history that informs the barriers to seeking mental healthcare in the Black community/communities of color as well as learn some of how racism impacts mental health.
  • To better understand the key determinants of racial equity in delivering mental health services and sensitize healthcare professionals to the equity challenges across race in mental health services.
  • To learn about how police brutality and other forms of institutional racism impact the Black community's mental health and communities of color.