How can educators help support students’ mental wellness as they pursue academic excellence in a time of uncertainty and grief?
The Department of Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies and Black Mental Health Alliance present:
It's Cocoon Time with Dr. Bruce Purnell: Educators Supporting HBCU Students’ Mental Wellness
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, students and teachers have found themselves in new situations requiring mental health support as students navigate a new social world with many triggers to anxiety and depression and continue the pursuit of their educational and career goals. The unique history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) has always been that of a cocoon anchoring the transformation of students, families, communities and a Brave Space to build resilience and hold African American culture in the highest regard. This event will allow participants to embrace the pandemic as a cocoon for transformation and provide an opportunity to identify, develop and activate divine gifts, purpose, and a transformative journey.
Dr. Purnell (’94) is a psychologist, author, artist, speaker, and activist; the founder and executive director of the community-based non-profit organization The Love More Movement; and the creator of a blueprint for building safe and brave spaces to heal from past trauma called Healing Stations and the Transformative Life Coaches & Healing Leaders (TLCHL) training and credential.
Dr. Kim Evelyn