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Avoiding Black Burnout: Talking Mental Health in the Black Tech Community

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Avoiding Black Burnout Talking Mental Health in the Black Tech Community

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Join Looker for a conversation with Black mental health professionals and tech workers on staying balanced while pursuing a career in tech.

Working in tech presents a specific set of challenges, from keeping up with a constantly evolving industry landscape to extremely fast-paced, competitive work environments. Add to that the experiences of being a minority in the workplace as well as a Black person in America, and you have a recipe for anxiety, depression, and burnout. On a national scale, Black people are also less likely to receive treatment, with approximately 30% of African-American adults with mental illness receiving treatment each year, compared to the U.S. average of 43%. (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

This Black History Month, join the Black Looker Network in conversation with tech workers and mental health professionals as we try to understand:

The specific emotional challenges of being Black in tech
Common barriers for people of color in seeking mental health care
De-mystifying therapy and tips for finding the right care provider
Strategies for self-care
Things that allies and employers can do to support their Black peers


5 – 5:30 pm – Networking

5:30 – 6:30 pm – Panel

6:30 – 7 pm – Q&A

7 – 7:30 – Networking


Looker SF Offices
2300 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 United States