Photo courtesy of Foundation 45.

An East Dallas nonprofit is hosting a series of focus groups for women of color to facilitate conversations around mental health.

Foundation 45, based in Deep Ellum, provides free mental health and recovery services and works to destigmatize mental health.

The four-week series begins Sept. 22 and is open only to women of color so participants feel free to honestly discuss their struggles and experiences. Conversations will be led by therapist Jan’l Lowry, and each week’s topic will build on the last.

The Zoom meetings will be held 7-8 p.m. Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13. More information about how to access the meetings will be added when it becomes available.