Union Baptist Church works to de-stigmatize minority mental health

Health professional LaTrice Snodgrass and the Rev. Sherman Martin will co-host a symposium on mental health at Union Baptist Church in Canton on July 30.  The goal is to educate and destigmatize minorities seeking mental health treatment.

CANTON – The Rev. Sherman Martin Jr. is aware of what it’s like when an unspeakable tragedy strikes a household.

On August 7, 2014, Martin’s younger grandson died of undermining causes. Hours later, his 20-year-old daughter Kayelisa took her personal life on Interstate 77 in Summit County.

After Ronda Hawkins misplaced her solely son to homicide, she left Akron and moved to Canton, the place she joined Martin’s church.

Her sister LaTrice Snodgrass lately shared how the shock of shedding three members of the family in shut succession practically left her unable to work.

As a result of grief, despair and anxiousness can negatively affect and alter an individual’s life, they’ve hosted a free Well being and Wellness Symposium on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm at Union Baptist Church at 415 Cornelia Ave. NE, with an emphasis on psychological well being.

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