Radical Self-care Series: Decolonizing Mental Health | St. Lawrence University Diversity and Inclusion

Radical Self-care Series: Decolonizing Mental Health

Friday, February 5, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event Description: 

The Office for Diversity & Inclusion at St. Lawrence University and the Chief Inclusion Office at Clarkson University invite you to join us for our new collaborative programming series: Radical Self Care.  We invite you to join Melody Li , founder of Inclusive Therapists, to explore ways to tend to racial stress and trauma from a decolonial lens. Learn practical ways to develop agency for your mental and relational wellness, and to strengthen community and kinship. We hope that participants will leave feeling empowered to advocate for their wellbeing in a White-centric culture, and be more resourced to navigate challenging racial situations.


Presenter Bio:
Melody Li (she/ 她/ all) is a colony-born migrant, therapist of Color, mental health justice activist, decolonial academic, and troublemaker for liberation.

She founded Inclusive Therapists, a social justice and liberation oriented mental health directory and community. They center the needs and celebrate the strengths of people with marginalized bodies and identities. In community, they offer free monthly CEU workshops and dialogue on decolonizing mental health.

She offers collective care and professional support surrounding decolonial mental health, and healing racial trauma.

Melody is currently a PhD student, focusing on community, liberation, Indigenous and liberation psychology.

SPONSORED BY: Clarkson University Chief Inclusion Office, St. Lawrence University Office for Diversity & Inclusion, Clarkson University Student Health and Counseling Services (SHAC), and St. Lawrence Univesity Diana B. Torrey ’82 Health and Counseling Center.