Virtual conversations that give attendees the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of mental health issues spanning from athletes, advocacy, community-based interventions, and beyond.
The Mental Health Impact of Severe Maternal Morbidity and Mortality on Families
July 5, 2023
The current maternal health crisis in the United States disproportionately impacts non-Hispanic Black and Indigenous birthing people, who are three to four times more likely to experience birth-related deaths and Severe Maternal Morbidity (SMM). This roundtable conversation will focus on the impact of maternal deaths on surviving family members and the unmet mental health needs of those who experience SMM. The panelists will explore strategies to address maternal mental health care access disparities and discuss ways front-line reproductive health providers can facilitate mental health services referrals to better support families.
Mental Health Roundtable with APA MOORE Equity in Mental Health Initiative Grand Marshal Jay Barnett
July 27, 2023
This event will place a spotlight on the critical topic of teen suicide among Black youth, emphasize the importance of supporting mental wellness in communities of color, and highlight how to better utilize resources to support young people of color. We are excited to welcome Jay Barnett, our APA Moore Equity in Mental Health Initiative Grand Marshal - renowned for his inspiring talks on personal growth and resilience. With his captivating storytelling and expertise, Mr. Barnett will shed light on effective strategies to address the mental health challenges faced by young people of color. Dr. Regina S. James who serves as the American Psychiatric Association’s Chief of the Division of Diversity and Health Equity and Deputy Medical Director will serve as a discussant with Mr. Barnett. The conversation will be moderated by Candice Adkins-Wilson who serves as the News Producer of “The Daily Drum” at Howard University’s WHUR-FM Radio.