As we dove into the last six months of the year we established partnerships with Mental Health America, for a Pride month webinar on The Trauma of Coming Out, and landed a feature in the Washingtonian about prioritizing mental health as a CEO, how Dr. Plummer built Onyx. From there, Dr. Plummer landed not one, but two, Forbes pieces discussing why the masses of people don’t want to go back to the conventional workplace, and ways to try and reverse it.
As if that weren’t enough, we’ve rounded off the last couple of months by launching Onyx’s official Blog on the Onyx website, announcing our podcast, “Onyx Therapy Group - The Podcast,” and have re-established two of our favorite YouTube series: “Grown A** Woman” and “Teen Talks.” Last but not least, Dr. Plummer was recently featured in an e-book for the Small Giants Community on diversity, equity and inclusion.
We got a lot done this year, but we have no plans to slow! 2022 here we come!!
We pay homage -
So many pillars of our community transitioned from this earth to be with our ancestors. The loss of these Black men really took a toll on our community in many ways, but we can attest to the fact that it highlighted just how much our people suffer in silence with addiction, depression, familial struggles, and underlying health problems. All of this puts mental health under the microscope, and really allows you to see and hopefully understand that we all grow through what we go through, some may just come out on the other side and others may not.
Rest in Power -
DMX (Earl Simmons)
Eric Jerome Dickey
Michael K Williams
Onyx believes in transformative healing. This healing can come in the form of reaching out to receive counseling services and it may also mean finding new ways to practice self-care. Onyx’s Educational Consultant, activist and Educator Desiree Brown, wrote a beautiful piece on our blog on how we are grieving through these losses as a people. It’s definitely worth a read!
Have you been keeping up with the Onyx blog??
Have you been keeping up with the Onyx blog?! In October, we launched the Onyx Blog where our clinical and educational teams write about various topics that affect our mental health and community. They blend their expertise and knowledge on mental health with their personal experiences and creative minds to construct very moving pieces.
A usual taboo topic - menopause was the main subject of one of our November pieces. Women make up half the population and eventually every one of those women will experience menopause, yet no one talks about it. Hopefully this article will open a door for a much larger conversation to be had...
You can read all of the current articles on our website www.onyxtherapygroup.com.
We also launched Onyx Therapy Group - The Podcast, available wherever you stream podcasts! You can now listen to episodes 1-7 of, “Spillin’ The Tea with Dr. P,” where conversation topics range from wellness and mental health, Pride Month, the struggle of applying and paying for college as a POC, healing as a survivor, and more. New episodes go live every Friday so stay tuned!