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Minority Mental Health Video Series

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In July 2023, Sarah Reed partnered with the BIPOC Coalition of Erie to create a series of videos focusing on mental health in the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community.

This series was created with a grant from UPMC Health Plan and features several local members of the BIPOC community in Erie with professional and personal experience with mental health and wellness.

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Check out the latest video in the series!

Syed Rizvi, Doctoral Intern at Sarah Reed Children's Center, discusses cultural awareness and spirituality in mental health.


Sarah Reed Children's Center CEO, Dr. Adrienne Dixon introduces the series and Anuti Ngangana of the Perseus House Residential Treatment Facility shares his personal experience.

Sarah Reed Children's Center therapist Morris McFarland discusses mental health services and the BIPOC community.

Denise Pacley Hardy who worked in corrections for 17 years, discusses trauma and the BIPOC community.

Tiahana Martinez, former Sarah Reed employee and current mental health specialist for Erie City School District, discusses anxiety.

Brandon Wiley, a licensed counselor and the Co-Chair for the BIPOC Coalition on Mental Wellness, discusses grief.

Rev. Joann Cook discusses grief and how it effects the BIPOC community.

Chelsea Curlett, LPC, owner of Frame of Mind Counseling, LLC shares insight relating to mental wellbeing during the holiday season.

Dalen Hooks discusses BIPOC and LGBTQ+ mental health access

Minister Valerie Perkins discusses self-esteem and mental wellness within the BIPOC community

Syed Rizvi, Doctoral Intern at Sarah Reed Children's Center, discusses cultural awareness and support in mental health.


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