Dr. Melany J. Silas has spent her career teaching and creating curriculum, facilitating workshops, and hosting conferences on Black Women and Girls empowerment! Her work around Black Women’s Mental Health and Wellness has spanned topics to include but not limited to, depression, anxiety, HIV, stress related illness, grief and spiritual development,.
Black women have disproportionately higher rates of many illness including hypertension, breast cancer, diabetes, lupus, heart disease, HIV, depression and so much more. Dr. Silas has created curriculum to explore the socio-historical and cultural factors that impact the determinants of health for Black Women as compared to other populations. She explores the intersectionality of Black Women and discusses how intersectionality impacts the mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual wellbeing of Black women and girls.
Dr. Silas' is passionate about speaking and teaching her research around Black Women and Girls Mental Health. She teaches other women and girls how to conduct self assessments and to analyzes their roles and identities, their perception of health, wellness and illness and how these factors influence self-care practices and help-seeking strategies.
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