As the founder of Speaks 2 Inspire, a Black-owned mental health consultancy, I understand the power of sharing my story as a black man who struggled with and overcame mental health challenges. Promoting mental wellness in the Black community is one of our top priorities year-round, but especially during February and Black History Month.
Sick days are universally accepted, but many professors and employers are hesitant to approve absences for mental health.
It seems like the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed every industry to its limit, and the world of education is no exception. Students are struggling with mental health challenges at unprecedented levels and teacher burnout has led to widespread staffing shortages.