BU to host speaker on Black Mental Health Matters

BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania presents a workshop by Phillip Roundtree ’05 titled “Black Mental Health Matters” on Monday, March 25, at 5 p.m. in the Kehr Union Multicultural Center.

Roundtree has been practicing professionally in the areas of Behavioral Health and Child Welfare since 2005. During his professional career, he’s recognized society’s lack of emphasis placed on mental health and emotional awareness. This recognition has resulted in him evolving into a staunch champion of awareness in various communities and as an advocate for the marginalized and often underrepresented. Roundtree’s message speaks to “resilience through coping” and is driven by his professional and personal experiences. His transparency, as it relates to his personal journey in coping with depression and anxiety, gives a face, voice, and hope to those who’ve yet to recognize their emotional and cognitive strength.

Also, Roundtree is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified Performance Enhancement Specialist, Pro Natural Bodybuilder, and Powerlifting Competitor, who views his physical/athletic accomplishments as having played an integral role in enhancing his wellness. He’s been coaching both athletes and non-athletes for three years.

Roundtree earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Bloomsburg University, a master’s degree in social work from Rutgers’s University, and a master’s degree in exercise science from California University of Pennsylvania.

The Multicultural Office is sponsoring the event.