The simple thing you can do right now to cope with the stress amidst the pandemic

Posted at 5:00 AM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 10:34:04-04

MILWAUKEE — The pandemic and social justice movement can have far-reaching impacts on your health, in ways that you may not realize.

A licensed professional counselor warns what we see and read can trigger us in many ways. In some cases, it can even use post-traumatic stress.

A special group therapy session is aimed to help the Black community manage the pressure.

Lia Knox shares the first step to cope, is to pause and take a breath. She says just taking deep breaths should help calm your body naturally.

Knox plans to share mindfulness techniques like this for free, during a series of group therapy sessions with organization Black Space.

There will be three upcoming events focused on the Black community.

The first this Saturday is aimed to help Black women.

One of those women eager to take part is 32-year-old Nellie Vance, “Being around other women and black women will be nice just to have that connection and sense of belonging.”

She is ready to open up about her pitfalls during this pandemic and the awakening of racial injustice in our society.

It may push more women to show up to this in-person group therapy session and find healthy ways to cope, from a social distance.

Here is your Rebound Rundown:
- Black Space organization is hosting three group therapy sessions, in-person with social distancing guidelines in place to be safe events.
- The first is called Black Women Group Therapy
Taking place Saturday, September 19. Starts at Noon.
- The second is called Black LGBTQIA+ Group Therapy
Taking place Saturday, October 3. Starts at Noon.
- Lastly, there will be Black Men Group Therapy
Date TBD
- Each group therapy session will be held at:
1037 McKinley Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
[Social distancing guidelines will be in place]
- Click here to RSVP to the event(s) you are interested in.

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