Author, mental health advocate speaking Feb. 26

Terrie Williams, author of “Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting,” will speak in Kimmel Theatre at Cornell College at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 26.

Terrie Williams
Terrie Williams

Williams is credited with starting a national dialogue about depression and the impact of the stigma mental illnesses have, particularly on the African-American community.

A licensed clinical social worker and a public relations professional, Williams serves as the national spokesperson forSharing Ourselves…Healing Starts with Us,” a mental health campaign for African Americans. She has been named one of Woman’s Day magazine’s “50 Women On A Mission To Change The World” and one of Ebony magazine’s “Power 150” for her activism.

The talk is part of the S.H.I.F.T. lecture series, and is co-sponsored by Diversity Focus and Cornell College.