Over the past five years, after Anita and I moved from San Antonio to the Fort Worth area, we discovered a tremendous need to assist the African-American community and others. In this journey, we have discovered that although this is now 2020 and beyond, many obstacles still impede the mental health well-being for hundreds of people.
Let us look at this phenomena in a different way. Thomas A. Parham wrote in his book, Counseling Persons of African Descent, the following: “the psychology of people of African descent really is about the soul or the spirit….a person’s spirit is characterized in the fundamental ways he or she engages life circumstances…in a way that allows for integration, transformation and transcendence” (Sage Publishing,
2002, p. 32).
In this millennial walk, we find broken spirits from domestic violence, emotional scars of self-struggle from years of rejection or hidden anxieties that are hidden within our collective psyche, yet the stigma to ask or to get help is still a taboo, or the old adage that says—time heals all wounds.
One of Bright Morning Star Community Consulting's objectives or “Pillars” deals with our ability to minister and encourage as many people the LORD sends to the counseling ministry of BMSCC. Our aim is to assist those who have the desire to begin the path of renewing their mind; however, there are brothers or sisters may not have the financial means to do so, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
People are asking themselves what can I do to help? Please donate to this cause; To be a support system for African American men and women who struggle with the lack of mental health options.