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A Conversation About Mental Health in the Black Community

July 27, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Please join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at 2pm ET on Thursday, July 27, for their upcoming panel, “A Conversation About Mental Health in the Black Community,” at facebook.com/afspnational.

In advance of the launch of AFSP’s new, upcoming suicide prevention education program focused on the Black and African American community, this event will bring together the following panelists for a discussion of mental health and suicide prevention:

  • Victor Armstrong, MSW (Director, Soul Shop for Black Churches) will moderate this conversation on the impacts of mental health in the community, and strategies to save lives
  • Doug Middleton (NFL veteran safety and mental health advocate; Dream Yoga owner/founder) on healing from the loss of a friend to suicide
  • Arielle H. Sheftall, Ph.D. (Youth Suicide Researcher; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Rochester Medical Center) on the scope of suicide among the Black and African American population and prevention strategies
  • Sherry Molock Ph.D., M.Div. (Associate Professor of Psychology, The George Washington University; and Pastor, Beloved Community Church, Cincinnati, Ohio) on how mental health can be supported through the faith community
  • Keon Lewis, MHSA (Lifetime Member, Pi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; and Board Chair, AFSP North Carolina Chapter) on how awareness, understanding and support can be engaged through chapter networks and other community engagement

We hope you’ll join us for this important and impactful conversation.


July 27, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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