Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Emergency - 703-573-5679 Detox - 703-502-7000 (24/7)

TTY 711

8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

Daryl Washington,
Executive Director

A Safe Space to Dig Deep: Mental Health and Wellness in the Black Community - Sept. 14, 2020

Community Events
9/14/2020 6:00 pm to 9/14/2020 7:30 pm

Event Description

Illustration of trees growing out of water

Join us for the second in a series of virtual community discussions about mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health within the Black community. We will dig deeper into conversations about common signs and symptoms of trauma and stress, particularly during the current COVID-19 pandemic and increased racial tensions across the nation. Get an overview of some key barriers and stigmas around mental illness experienced within the Black community that might make Black people less likely to reach out for help.

We will also discuss helpful strategies to cope with and respond to trauma and stress in the Black community, from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective. All are invited to attend.

Please join us on Monday, September 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. online via GoToWebinar. All are invited to attend.


  • Otis Williams III, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor, Dept. of Counseling
    Bowie State University
  • Deenan Evans, Ph.D., MSW, Associate Professor of  Social Work
    Radford University
  • Mireille Tshiteya, Volunteer Defense Attorney & Community Panelist
  • Kimberly, Student Activist and Former Student Representative to FCPS Board
  • Moderated by Brian Anderson, LPC, CSAC, Reston Behavioral Health Outpatient Program Manager
    Fairfax-Falls Church CSB

Presented by Fairfax County Government agencies – Neighborhood and Community Services, Health Department, Department of Family Services, and Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board – in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.

Send your questions in advance to CSBCommunications@fairfaxcounty.gov.


Contact for news media inquiries: Lisa Flowers, Communications Director, 571-474-5435 (cell) or 703-324-7006 (office).

Fairfax Virtual Assistant