Thank you for joining us for the
Online Community Support series

MARCH 26 - APRIL 16, 2020



via Zoom

The Next Webinar
takes place in:


Navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic
can be difficult,
but you don't have to do it alone.

The Coloring Mental Health Collective is offering support for you and our larger community as we work together to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to providing communal support (online) while promoting physical distancing (to mitigate the spread of the virus). We can navigate through this season together while tending to our mental, spiritual, physical, and material well-being.

The Details


The 4-week Online Community Support Series will run from Thursday, March 26 through Thursday, April 16 from 8:30 PM - 9:45 PM EST / 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM PST.


Since we are promoting physical distancing, you are invited to participate in the comfort of your home. You will receive a link via email to access Zoom after you register.

A Recap of the Topics

March 26th

Mental Well-Being

Distress and uncertainty are common reactions to COVID-19. In this session, presenters, César Gallegos, PhD and Chaka Holley, MDiv, LCSW will guide an integrated conversation focusing on the ways in which we can intentionally care for our mental well-being during this unforeseen time. We hope to provide tangible ways to offer comfort and connection.

April 2nd

Spiritual Well-Being

In this season of physical isolation and social distancing, hope may feel just as distant. However, during this time, our spiritual well-being must be prioritized to find new ways to maintain our faith. In this session, the presenters, Carroll Watkins Ali, PhD and Tricia Hersey, MDiv will guide an integrated conversation focusing on the ways in which we can intentionally engage our spiritual well-being during this unforeseen time.

April 9th

Physical Well-Being

COVID-19 has drastically changed our regular routines. Nonetheless, it is essential to stay and sustain healthy lives. In this session, the presenter, Martine Carverl, RN, BSN will guide an integrated conversation focusing on the ways in which we can intentionally maintain our physical well-being during this unforeseen time.

April 16th

Material Well-Being

CMHC acknowledges that everyone is experiencing some degree of hardship at this time. While we are sensitive to those differences, we hope to inspire ingenuity and resourceful thinking. In this session, the presenter, Pam Larkin, LCPC will guide an integrated conversation focusing on the ways in which we can intentionally plan for our material well-being during this unforeseen time.

"I'm excited to be a part of this team, this leadership and to equip our communities with the proper tools to overcome.”

Tanisha Castellanos
CMHC Director of Community Organizing & Community Care (New York)

Speakers + Musicians

The series included presentations by accomplished musicians, scholars and clinicians. We also made time during each session for the community to dialogue and process their experiences with facilitators.

Meet Your Host

Nicholas A. Grier, Ph.D., L.P.C.

A native of Atlanta, GA, Dr. Grier’s writing, speaking, counseling, and community leadership privileges the experiences of the most vulnerable and marginalized people in society. He is Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Spiritual Care, & Counseling at Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, California and Founder of the Coloring Mental Health Collective.

Privileging the experiences of people on the margins of society, Grier enjoys nurturing cultures of self-awareness, resistance, healing, and liberation to make possible flourishing for everyone in the human village. He works to engage faith communities, clinical counseling practice, academic institutions, organizations, and the general public on issues related to racism, sexism, Black male identity, liberating faith, and depth understandings of people’s personalities and ways of relating to one another.

He is author of the book Care for the Mental and Spiritual Health of Black Men: Hope to Keep Going.

Thank you to our sponsors

We would not be able to offer this free programming without the help of our sponsors.


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