Black in Mental Health – School of Education & Human Development

Black in Mental Health

September 25, 2020

Black in Mental Health – Self Care

In the black community, we believe in the grind and working 10x harder than everyone else in order to get where we want to be. Yet, in this flow and journey to making our dreams a reality we rarely take time to collect our thoughts or just breathe. Let’s start to change that. You deserve to put yourself first. Don’t let anyone make you feel guilty for saying no. Make time to […]
September 25, 2020

Black in Mental Health – Stories

For Black in Mental Health Stories, we humbly shared our peers’ experiences, an article on how racism is still very real today, and our interview featuring our very own Khara Vassell. We hope to empower black voices and encourage all to expand conversations about how sharing your stories can spark change. The stories shared were very personal and are not necessarily generalized to the whole population.
September 24, 2020

Black in Mental Health – Identity

What do you know about identity? Erik Erikson, a famous psychologist, called “identity development the key developmental milestone in adolescence.” And that’s true, to a certain extent.
September 23, 2020

Black in Mental Health – Anti-Black Racism

Graduate Student Sarah Fleurestil walks us through the dehumanization found in our country’s history and points us towards a future of hope in mental health.
September 22, 2020

Black In Mental Health – Awareness

What’s going on everyone! Welcome to day 3 of Black In Mental Health Awareness Week!! With all the ways we are usually viewed in society and even in counseling, it is detrimental that we as black people raise awareness and support ourselves in the development of research towards black people. Share your thoughts, your own research, or people you know who are developing their own research towards this cause! It’s time to […]
September 21, 2020

Black In Mental Health – Roll Call

Yesterday was the beginning of Black Mental Health Week.  Our SEHD students in the Master’s in Mental  Health Counseling Program are creating videos to tell their individual stories and/or to discuss the topic.  We will be sharing them all week.
September 20, 2020

Black In Mental Health – Fields

Welcome to Day 2 of the Black In Mental Video Series! Are you interested in working in the mental health field, but not really sure what your options are??Mental Health Counseling, Group Therapy, Non-Profit Organizations, Community Agencies, PhD in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, or Marriage and Family Therapy like myself! Love and romantic relationships became a passion of mine during my junior year of high school. Through my own research and self-exploration […]


We have come to a watershed moment in our history. While still “land of the free – home of the brave”, the United States has entered into a renewed desire to make this statement ring true for all of her citizens. We at the School of Education and Human Development are proud of the work we’ve done by creating, developing, leading and participating in programs, related to our fields of study, that partner with underserved communities. But, while our track record has been really good, we recognize that we can do more. Dean Laura Kohn-Wood and the rest of the SEHD are committed to doing our part to make this ideal a reality.