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The Impact of Racial Trauma on Mental Health: A Real Perspective

Racism, whether subtle or direct, has long-term impacts on the mental and behavioral health of people of color. Join us for our upcoming session with NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore to learn how we can not only help reduce the stigma associated with mental health, but also to educate one another on the intersections of race and trauma as it relates to mental health. We will hear from a volunteer with lived experience who will speak openly about what it is like to have a mental health condition and how race has impacted their mental health journey.

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This webinar is eligible for SHRM and HRCI credits which will be sent after attendance is verified. You must be on for the duration of the webinar to receive credits.


Wednesday, June 16
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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About the Speakers

  • Kerry Graves

    Executive Director, NAMI Metro Baltimore

    Graves has 10+ years of experience working in the non-profit sector to providing direction and leadership for the mission and vision of NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore, Graves serves as the chief liaison with government officials, media, community organizations, and key constituency groups.
  • Tevis Simon

    NAMI Volunteer

    Tevis Simon is a Baltimore native, loving mother of one adult daughter and grandson. She received her call to mental health advocacy in 2015 as she battled with the acceptance of her mental health diagnosis. Deciding to become educated rather than afraid, she became a public speaker, mental health mentor, peer recovery specialist and support group facilitator. She utilizes these roles in her ministry, Walk by Faith Consulting, which supports mental wellness for children, adults and families. She is the 2018 recipient of NAMI Metro Baltimore’s Outstanding Volunteer Award, and has been recognized for her exceptional service in the NAMI Connection and NAMI In Our Own Voice programs. Tevis is a member of several organizations providing trauma and mental health support to the residents of Maryland. She also shares her lived experience with elected officials and state and local law enforcement to assist in response and interactions with those that have mental health conditions.