Real Queens, founded in 2019 by Bria Mays, aims to address mental health disparities and the challenges faced by individuals. With the pandemic exacerbating issues like anxiety, depression, and isolation, it is crucial to destigmatize mental health and promote support. Real Queens envisions women and girls using their voices to challenge gender inequality and create positive change. The organization aims to break the racial disparity barriers of mental health through three key areas: providing access to judgment-free mental health support, advocating for public education on mental health, and fostering confidence among women and girls to seek help.
How we are expanding Mental Health Access:
CULTIVATE BRAVE SPACES
Our brave spaces promote community healing, support, and mental health access, fostering social sustainability. They encourage interaction, belonging, and community development, restoring lost social capital like housing, education, employment, and connectedness. Join us in creating sustainable communities.
PROVIDE PUBLIC EDUCATION
We educate individuals and communities to enhance social well-being, fostering authenticity, value, connectedness, and belonging. Real Queens empowers women and girls to advocate for improved quality of life through mental health education and amplifying their voices. Together, we destigmatize mental health and create productive dialogues for positive change.
ACCESS TO COMMUNITY HEALING
Real Queens fosters community healing through equitable support, workshops, virtual programming, and connections to mental health services. Our gender-specific and culturally responsive spaces provide judgment-free support for women and young girls, improving daily lives and mental well-being across generations.