February is Black History Month. This year we will be celebrating by acknowledging significant contributions by Black pioneers in the area of mental health.

We will also be sharing what Black History Month means to our employees through a series of videos from the team.

Follow along all month long!

“I am Black History. My future is unlimited. It is very intentional. I live this life. I love this life and I’m very excited to share this video with you.” David T. Brand, Senior Therapist Beech Acres Parenting Center.

“The fight, the struggle, the resilience, the experiences, the life, the journey that my ancestors took for me to be able to experience Black joy…all the beautiful things that make me…me!” Donial Curry, Events and Stewardship Specialist Beech Acres Parenting Center.

“I’m glad we have this time and this month to stop and reflect to think about equal rights for all people and how important that is.” Craig Dobson, Team Lead, Beyond the Classroom.

“Black History Month gives us an opportunity, a more intentional space and time for learning. The more we can learn, the more we can spread the awareness and the love and the understanding, is when we will truly begin to come together as one community and lift each other up.” Amanda McDermott, Team Lead Beyond the Classroom

“Black History Month has been absolutely amazing for me and my family. It means so much more now that my daughter is starting to see herself in people and see herself in the world around her.” Ashley Gray, Recruiter, Foster Care & Adoption

“I feel the more I know about others the better I can have a true understanding and not judge based on stereotypes.” Diana Betz Program Data Analyst

Black History Month is really a time to celebrate, reflect and learn.” Deanna Martin Senior Specialist, Center of Excellence