SOCIAL IMPACT LIVE: Mental Health for Communities of Color During COVID

November 17, 2020 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Event Organizer

CSSW Communications


The COVID-19 virus not only has been attacking physical health in communities of color; it has also been taking a heavy psychological toll. In this episode of Social Impact LIVE, host Richard Hara (bio) sits down with 2014 CSSW alumna and KYND CEO and founder Rev. Kyndra Frazier (bio) to discuss the impact of COVID on mental health in Harlem communities. How are people handling their grief at the loss of loved ones, shock at the loss of jobs, feelings of isolation, difficult family dynamics, and fear of being stigmatized, among other issues? Recognized by the Root 100 as one of the Most Influential African-Americans in 2020 for her work breaking down barriers to mental health access for communities of color, Frazier founded, and served as the inaugural executive director of, HOPE Center Harlem, an organization that supports the mental health needs of the parishioners of First Corinthian Baptist Church and the Harlem community at large. She brings a unique perspective to this work not only as a social worker but also as an ordained clergywoman and spiritual leader.

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