Redefine Strong Inc.

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Together we can redefine what it means to be Strong Black Women

Black Women and Girls face unique mental health challenges due to racism and sexism. Despite increased mental health disparities, Black Women and Girls are not receiving professional mental health treatment like their counterparts due to systemic issues in access and awareness and intergenerational cultural barriers like the Strong Black Women Schema.

Redefine Strong Inc. is a registered 501 (c) (3) created by Dr. La Shawn M. Paul, DSW, LCSW-R to increase professional help-seeking intentions of Black Women and Girls through the promotion of multi-media mental health literacy, advocacy, workshops, professional trainings, research, and culturally specific in-person and virtual community events.

Through awareness and advocacy, we can bring 1,000,000 Black Women and Girls to therapy.

What We Do

We provide free mental health education to Black Women and Girls nationally and locally in New York City through traditional and non-traditional resources and events like therapy, workshops, sister circles, drumming circles, book clubs, among other culturally specific events.

For mental health practioners and other stakeholders, we provide workshops and trainings to increase cultural humility when working with Black Women & Girls for a nominal fee.

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Multi-Media Mental Health Education and Trainings

Free In-Person & Virtual

Community Events

Black Women’s Mental Health Conference

Upcoming Events

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Black Women’s Mental Health Conference

Open to Mental Health Practioners looking to improve their cultural humility and practice skills when working with Black Women and Girls. A fee is associated with this event and portion of proceeds go to free mental health programming. Advanced tickets can be purchased at

NYU Kimmel Center & Virtually


Mental Health Action Day

Free event. More details will follow.



Redefine Strong Gala

Set your New Year intentions with us at our annual fundraising gala. Location and details will be announced in July 2024.

Brooklyn, NY


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Articles & Videos

Check back for videos and articles from experts in late Fall/early winter 2024.

In the meantime, for more resources visit:

Portrait of Pregnant Woman

Black Maternal Mental Health Matters Too

Coming Soon!

Hanging Up the Cape

Coming Soon!

Overcoming the Stressors of Black Girlhood

Coming Soon

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Contact Us to Donate, Partner, or Volunteer:

National organization based in Brooklyn, NY


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