Resources to Commemorate Juneteenth

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: 


Juneteenth World Wide Celebration
The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth
What is Juneteenth?

NY-Based Events:

Where to Celebrate Juneteenth in Westchester
Juneteenth NY 2022
Westchester and Rockland Juneteenth Celebrations
Juneteenth Celebrations in Rockland

Educational Videos: 

History of Juneteenth
Juneteenth: All About the Holidays
17 Documentaries, Movies and Specials to Watch for Juneteenth

Anti-racism resources:

Being Antiracist | National Museum of African American History and Culture
10 Keys to Everyday Anti-Racism

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. 

What Juneteenth Can Teach Us About Racial Trauma and the Resilience of the Black Community
Racism and Mental Health
Racial Trauma
Black And African American Communities And Mental Health + Resources