Join me for a Post-Election "Mental Health Teach-In" with professors in history and media studies (speaking about nationalism movements, and this election's unique media position), psychiatrists (speaking about the impact on LGBT and marginal communities), meditation (that's me, taking about inner work as a foundation for outer work), and activists talking about how to make activism count.
We have been struggling with feelings of shock, fear, betrayal, anger, and futility in the wake of the election. Join us for this mental health teach-in/group processing session that will help to contextualize our responses to the election and provide a supportive space to discuss them. There will be several micro-talks by mental health practitioners and allied professionals followed by Q & A and a larger breakout discussion. Topics will include LGBTQ issues, our relationship to media during the election, the economy of shame, the history of authoritarianism, and compassion/mindful approaches, and integrating the personal and the political. A list of low-cost local mental health resources, online therapeutic resources (workbooks and apps), and resources for meditation/and mindfulness will be made available by the organizer.