In recognition of Juneteenth, The Mental Health Association of Westchester will be closed on Monday, June 20th. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, recognizes the end of slavery in the United States and specifically commemorates the events of June 19th, 1865 - the day the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas, freeing approximately 250,000 Black people who remained enslaved there.
As we commemorate this day, we also encourage you to reflect on issues of racism, discrimination and injustice that are still present in our society and ways that we can do our part to interrupt racism in all forms.
See below for a list of resources and NY-based events to commemorate Juneteenth:
Mental health resources:
Historical and generational racial trauma can have a heavy impact on an individuals' wellbeing. As mental health providers, we remain committed to promoting equity and justice in mental health care. Check out these resources on the relationship between Juneteenth and mental health, and information on how to support wellness in the Black community.