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Watch “This Is My Brave: Stories from the Black Community,” Co-Produced by MHLP’s Dr. Kyaien Conner.

 
 
This Is My Brave: Stories from the Black Community premiered in early 2021. This series highlights stories of resilience and recovery from mental illness from Black individuals across the country. 
 
Dr. Kyaien Conner of the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy co-produced this series alongside Dr. Tonicia Freeman-Foster, Ed.D, of the Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc. 
 
“Talking openly about our experience with mental illness and seeking treatment has been taboo in our community for far too long,” says Conner. “Our goal is to reduce the stigmas associated with mental illness and open the door for critical conversations about mental health in the Black community. We also hope that through our cast members sharing their stories, it will encourage others to do the same and to seek help if they need it.” 
 
You can watch the series in its entirety here