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Black Nurses Rock Talks Mental Health and COVID-19
In this episode, Perina Gaines, founder and CEO of Black Nurses Rock, talks about the impact of COVID-19 and how self-care is essential to one’s mental health. Black Nurses Rock was founded in 2014 with a focus on fostering a positive environment for professional growth and development. Black Nurses Rock is the largest minority nursing association in the country, representing over 174,000 African American nurses and students from USA, Canada, Eastern Caribbean, Japan, and Germany.
People in our under-served communities have already been impacted by economical stressors. And now to have COVID come, it’s compounded issues of them having access to health care, access to grocery stores, of course there are food deserts in the area, and now with people being quarantined and being restricted not to come out, has made it an even bigger challenge for them to get access to food, to healthcare.
Learn more stories of healing, hope, and transformation from Village clients and alumna.
“I was born and raised in Washington, DC. I had a great life, a wonderful husband, two children, and a 23 year career with the Washington Police Department.” As a drastic before and after picture flashed upon the big screen, Lee shared, “At 36, I was at an emotionally distressed place. I turned to alcohol and then cocaine to fill the void, and I lost everything. I escaped to NY, and I experienced every bad thing that could happen to a woman on drugs in NY: I am the survivor of emotional, physical and sexual abuse.” Her turning point, she says, is when some police offers stopped to say hello to her, and she remembered a glimmer of her past life. She got on the Greyhound bus back to DC.Read Full Story
Before I came to N Street Village, I was homeless for a decade, battling depression that started with the death of my mother. When I walked through the doors of the Village a year ago I knew I had found a family that was ready to welcome me with open arms and connect me with the resources I needed.Read Full Story
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