Mental health: Understanding the effects on communities

April 30, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we are excited to highlight the work of our Community Health team!

Wednesday, May 5th is the launch of a free virtual Speaker Series Neighborhood House is offering to our community. These virtual events are opportunities for to engage and learn about Neighborhood House, our community, and how to grow together to achieve our vision of a healthy, diverse, and welcoming community, free of poverty and racism, where all people thrive.

Join Community Health Manager, Leah Post, in a two-part series on Mental Health. The first session, on May 5, will cover the broad definition of mental health and stigmas often associated with it. The second session, on May 26, will focus on how mental health is impacting our communities, how treatment and help varies culturally, and what local resources are available.

Neighborhood House continues to increase access to culturally-responsive health, behavioral health, and prevention services. This GiveBIG let’s invest in learning together to better serve our low-income, immigrant, refugee, and BIPOC communities.

Leah Post, MPH, MSW, LICSW

Leah Post joined the Neighborhood House Community Health management team in January 2019. She moved to Seattle from Minneapolis, where she was born and raised. Leah received her undergraduate degree in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, her Master’s in Public Health, and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She is an independently licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing individual, family, and group mental health therapy since 2016. Leah has been working in non-profits and advocating for mental health care in under-served communities since 2011. She is passionate about engaging community leaders in providing culturally responsive information, care, and resources.

Thank you everyone for joining us! Recording to Part I and II are now available.