In recognition of July being BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Mental Health Awareness Month, Just Be The Breakthrough, Incorporated (JBTB) and West Elm of South Beach are proud to announce the upcoming 2nd Annual BIPOC Mental Health Professionals Brunch. This event aims to provide support, networking opportunities, and resources to black and brown clinicians in South Florida.

Join brunch hosts Delphine Gervais and Belinda Gordon-Battle (representing Breakthrough Care and Resource Center, Inc. and BGB Counseling Services, LLC. respectively) on Saturday, July 29, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Elm 1691 Michigan Ave Ste 115, Miami Beach, FL 33139 for an afternoon set to address the unique challenges faced by black and brown mental health practitioners in the mental health field. It is an occasion to foster
connection, collaboration, and empowerment among these professionals, promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the mental health community.

The event offers a diverse range of activities, including panel discussions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities. Attendees will have the chance to engage in insightful conversations, gain knowledge from esteemed speakers, and share their own experiences, insights, and expertise – arrive expecting to relax, reflect and recharge. Additionally, there will be resource sharing to ensure attendees leave the event with valuable information and tools to enhance their practice.

JBTB and West Elm of South Beach are committed to providing a safe and inclusive space for all attendees. They believe in the power of representation and aim to amplify the voices and contributions of black and brown mental health professionals in South Florida. By hosting this brunch, they hope to inspire a sense of community, foster mentorship opportunities, and advocate for improved mental health services for marginalized communities.

The significance of this event coinciding with BIPOC/Minority Mental Health Awareness month cannot be overstated. It serves as a reminder of the ongoing need to address the disparities in mental healthcare that disproportionately affect minority communities. By organizing the brunch, (JBTB) and West Elm of South Beach aim to raise awareness about these issues and encourage a collective effort to promote equity and access to mental health support for all.

As the 2nd Annual BIPOC Mental Health Professionals Brunch approaches, the organizers extend their deepest gratitude to the sponsors, attendees, and participants for their invaluable support. Their commitment to this cause contributes to the overall well-being of South Florida’s diverse community and strengthens the mental health landscape for both providers and recipients of care.