Loyola University Maryland

Shades of Resilience Conference

Shades of Resilience: Mental Health in Communities of Color

Join us on Saturday, November 3, 2018 for the Shades of Resilience Conference

Shades of Resilience Conference: Mental Health in Communities of Color The Shades of Resilience: Mental Health in Communities of Color Conference is designed to be an educational and informative one day conference. This program will focus on exploring mental health stigma in communities of color, identifying potential careers in the mental health field, and navigating self care as a person of color. It is the aim of the conference to not only support students in identifying resources for training to in mental health fields but to also increase our understanding of the ways in which the mind and body work hand in hand, highlighting the value of coping outlets to restore our energy and sense of self. There will be four breakout sessions that will cover the following themes self-care, education in the field of psychology, discussion around mental health stigma, and reflection. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference,
Jouvanna Brame ’18 and the 2018 Shades of Resilience Conference Committee

For general questions about the conference, email Jouvanna Brame at shadesofresilience@students.loyola.edu.

For questions about conference registration and payment, email Tim Cherney at tdcherney@loyola.edu. 

Call for Presentations

Interested in presenting at Shades of Resilience? Complete the online program proposal.

Successful proposals will include a brief description of your proposed 50 min-session including how your session will meet one of the four themes of the conference:

  • Self-care - Presenters can present on any topic that discusses self-care in any form (i.e., yoga, meditation, mindfulness, etc …). Discussion or participation should not only focus on the mental/emotional realm of taking care of oneself but also the physical and spiritual.
  • Education in the field of mental health - What does the value of mentorship mean for students of color pursuing a career in mental health? What career paths are available? This breakout session should engage attendees in understanding how mental health functions from an educational standpoint.
  • Discussion around mental health stigma - Discussion should focus around identities that intersect with race. For example, race, religion, sexual orientation etc … and the impact this has on mental health. Conversations can also include discussion on the stigmas of mental health in communities of color and how to combat those discussions.
  • Reflection - This breakout session is meant to be an active process for attendees to explore creative ways of self-care and exploring their own mental health and well-being.