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Five reasons that mental health in the Metaverse will improve the current mental health crisis.

The Mental Health Service Delivery System in the Metaverse (MHSDMS) is a cyber world designed to connect individuals suffering from mental illness with mental health professionals, advocates, and/or peer support. Using avatars, clients can communicate with their therapist, advocate, and/or coach in real time through video conferencing and voice chat. One of the most significant gaps in this current model is the lack of cultural competency. This is why we created "Aweh Wellness Shop."

In the Metaverse for Black-identifying women. Black women's healing spaces differ from the usual run-of-the-mill meditation, yoga, or art classes because the experiences inform them of Black women in particular. They enable us to bring all our experiences and struggles into the space and create a safe space that allows us to connect to ourselves much deeper.

Most importantly, they allow room for us to show up as our authentic selves and a chance to drop that mask we have to put on for the world.

Mental health services in the metaverse (virtual reality) are likely to change the current state of Mental health in this country for the better for several reasons:

1. Greater accessibility: Metaverse environments can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, making it easier for people to access mental health services regardless of location. This can be especially beneficial for people in rural or remote areas, where access to mental health services is often limited.

2. Reduced stigma: The anonymity of virtual reality can make it easier for people to seek help for mental health issues without fear of judgment or discrimination.

3. Increased engagement: Virtual reality environments can be designed to be interactive and engaging, which can help increase therapy's effectiveness and make it more enjoyable for users.

4. Flexibility: Virtual reality environments can be customized to suit the needs of different individuals and can be adapted as needed. This can be especially beneficial for people with unique or complex needs.

5. Cost-effective: Virtual reality environments can be less expensive than traditional in-person therapy and used in various settings, such as schools, prisons, or hospitals.

It is no secret that Black women face unique challenges in the U.S. workplace and beyond. We deserve safe spaces both here and in the Metaverse. Meet us this Thursday, January 26th, 2023, at 8:45 pm EST; I can't wait to see you there.


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