ELIMINATING STIGMA/BARRIERS TO QUALITY MENTAL HEALTH (via Zoom)

Mar 27, 2021

09:00 am - 12:00 pm

Franciscan Spirituality Center (Virtual Event), 920 Market Street
La Crosse, 54601

Event Website

(608) 791-5295

MARCH 27
Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon
Presenter: Walfsty Pierre
Investment: $25
Registration deadline: March 26
This virtual program will provide an overview of various barriers people face when trying to connect with mental health services. We, as a society, must stop using the word stigma as a way to neglect the real issues prohibiting the ability to provide quality mental health services. The day will include large- and small-group discussion as well as time for guided meditation and reflection. If you need financial assistance for this program, please contact the FSC for confidential scholarships.
Walfsty Pierre was born in Haiti, raised in Miami and has lived in the Midwest since 2005. He planned to obtain an education and then go back to Miami to serve those in his community who have been marginalized; however, he quickly realized that Black and Brown children in the Midwest are also at risk and less likely to have someone that looks like them to provide the services they need for healing. Walfsty has more than 10 years’ experience in the health and human service field. He is a local outpatient clinical therapist and a graduate of the Winona State Trauma-Informed Clinical Masters of Social Work program.