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Physical and Mental Health

Journey to Wellness

Total Woman: Mind, Body and Spirit

As an organization of predominately African American women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is uniquely positioned to impact not only the well-being of its members, but also the well-being of families and communities at large. Journey to Wellness was developed to meet this challenge. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Five-Point Thrust includes a focus on addressing significant physical and mental health issues in the communities that it serves. The Physical (Healthy Life Style)and Mental Health (My Cry In the Dark) committees of WDCAC seek to fulfill the initiatives identified by Grand Chapter within our local community and to educate our members about health issues that disproportionately affect African American women.

The Healthy Life Style Committee strives to raise awareness about the importance and benefits of healthy lifestyle changes that affect longevity, morbidity and mortality. The committee also identifies organizational alliances for the sorority that will work to bring awareness to health issues and develop and implement health focused programs within the sorority and communities we serve. One new health focused program is the Delta S.I.Z.E.D. (Sorors Invigorated, Zealous, Energized, Determined) Challenge. This new competitive physical activity initiative encourages members to get out and do any type of physical activity that can be measured in miles (e.g. walk, run, cycle, swim, row). The Healthy Life Style Committee is dedicated to bringing physical health consciousness to the forefront of the Sorority and our local community.

The My Cry in the Dark Committee is a campaign designed to elevate awareness of the mental health disorders that African-American families are facing such as anxiety disorders, anger management issues, stress management, domestic violence, depression and substance abuse. Moreover, we seek to educate youth and families about the ethnic and racial disparities in consumers seeking mental health care treatment. The program also strives to dispel the negative stigma associated with mental health services and encourages African-American youth and families to seek local, regional or national mental health resources as needed.

For additional information on the Healthy Lifestyles Committee, please contact us at wellness@wdcac.org.

For additional information on the My Cry in the Dark Committee, please contact us at mycryinthedark@wdcac.org.

Some Soror participants in the Suicide Prevention Walk

Some Soror participants in the Suicide Prevention Walk

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Delta/Safeway/MedStar Partnership

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