Black Mental Health & Healing Justice: Peer Support Training

This is part two of a 2-part class. 

  • The first session was on April 12, 2022.
  • The second session is on April 19, 2022. 

BEAM's Black Mental Health & Healing Justice Peer Support training is a two-day, mental health literacy and healing justice training for people working, living in, and supporting Black communities.

The training equips participants with 101 knowledge of mental health issues, myths and challenges in Black communities and provides participants with tools and skills to offer healing justice informed peer support.

BEAM Instructors

L'Oréal McCollum, Mental Health Training Manager
L'Oréal (she/her) holds 15+ years of experience in community health and wellness, training and education, the healing arts, social activism, public affairs, and communication, media and entertainment. She is an alumna of Widener University's M.Ed./MSW program in Human Sexuality Studies and Clinical Social Work. In addition to her work with BEAM, she is an adjunct faculty member of Temple University's Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Department.

Leroy Mitchell, Black Mental Health + Masculinity Training Manager
Leroy (he/him) has extensive experience in working with traditionally marginalized communities - in particular, young men of color - on education, career, and identity development. Leveraging his work as a college counselor, and personal experiences as a former college athlete, Leroy builds community where people are encouraged to develop health ideals of self and masculinity in order to manifest their full selves and lead healthy lives.

CE Credits
Each session will offer 2 hours of Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credit.

What Does it Cost?
There is no charge for participating in this training program.

Who Can Attend?
Registration is open to all NNLM network members. Enrollment is limited to 60 participants. Due to limited enrollment, please only register if you are committed to attending and actively participating in both sessions.


After this training, participants can:

  • Apply and provide peer emotional support through a healing justice framework.

  • Identify and map out strategies and resources for mental health in their own communities.

  • Challenge and provide accurate information on common myths on medication, psychology and mental health in Black communities.

  • Name and identify common mental health diagnoses, challenges, and mental health treatments in Black communities.

Class Details

Date(s): April 12, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 2.00
Class Experience Level: Beginner
This class is sponsored by Region 1.

Class Contacts

Instructor: Nancy Patterson
Technical Assistance: Rebecca Brown

Can't join us live?

Register anyway and you'll receive the recording after the event.