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Afternoon Briefing: National tour focused on Black men’s mental health comes to Chicago

Chicago Tribune - 10/27/2023

Good afternoon, Chicago.

On Monday, the auditorium at Malcolm X College will be a “no girls allowed” zone.

That’s because the space will be held for Black men, as well as experts and resources that support their mental health. It’s called “Just Heal, Bro,” a mental health tour focused on fostering healing in the Black community through clinical dialogue by and for Black men. The initiative seeks to educate, help develop tools for resiliency, cultivate community and kick-start self-care journeys through a cultural lens.

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