Event Details

Mental health, especially among minorities, is often overlooked. In today’s society, minority culture tends to encourage problematic dialogue and phrases which can ultimate exacerbate the illness. Phrases such as: “Get over it..”, “There are worse things happening to people”, “Black people don’t do therapy”, “You don’t have a right to be depressed, you have money” or “Men don’t cry” are commonly heard while growing up. As a result, many minorities steer away from attending to their mental health. In fact, according to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population; with suicide being the #3 leading cause of death for African American men between the ages of 15-24.

"Brain Food" is free and public event in Washington DC to spread awareness of mental health in minority communities, provide professional resources, enjoy poetry performances while simultaneously having fun!


[Note: Location has changed to Dacha Beer Garden]

  • When: Sun Jul. 22
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Address: 1600 7th St NW
    Washington DC,US 20001

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