The Importance of Community Spaces: Creating a Sense of Belonging and WellnessBy tamika-lewis | May 1, 2023 | Mental Health
Have you ever felt the longing to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Have you searched for groups that share the same values and visions as you? In your journey to healing and growth, have you ever felt alone? There is so much untapped power in community spaces in promoting mental health and overall wellness. These spaces can take many forms, from parks and public squares to community centers and online forums, but they all share a common purpose: to provide a safe and welcoming environment where people can come together, connect with one another, and feel a sense of belonging. As women of color- we need spaces like these to unapologetically be our authentic selves, receive energy and support from and uplift other community members, and affirm our right to healing and wellness.
We will explore the importance of community spaces for mental health and wellbeing, examples of community spaces, and examine some of the key benefits they offer. We will also discuss some ways in which we can create and maintain these spaces, with the upcoming expansion of WOC Therapy.