Inglenook Branch Library Spotlights Minority Mental Health Month

Guest speaker Sonya Wilson of PeaceLovHarmony Counseling

July's An Expression of Appreciation for Women of the Inglenook Community, a quarterly program held at the Inglenook Branch Library, focused on Minority Mental Health Month with the theme “The Battle of the Mind.”

Licensed Professional Counselor Sonya Wilson, owner of her private practice, PeaceLovHarmony Counseling, spoke to women about about the importance of mental health. Karnecia Williams, branch manager at Inglenook Library, said the attendees and library staff at the event enjoyed the knowledge gained at the program.

Williams came up with the program more than a year ago to give back to the community surrounding Inglenook Library. Her idea was a recipient of a BPL Board of Trustees Innovative and Cool Award, which honors programs that go above and beyond service to library patrons.

A meal is shared at all Expression of Appreciation gatherings

“To delve into the issues of the community, I must first start with the women who are mostly considered the head of household in their families and address issues that are prominent to them,” Williams said. “It is my hope that as a librarian and with the help of these women, I will be able to address larger issues that impact the Inglenook community as a whole."