Friday, July 24, 2015

Webinars: Upcoming Webinars for African American Mental Health, and Mental Health Challenges.


How far back in an individuals past, in a individuals culture, in the genetic pool to determine the trauma (trauma compounds itself to some extent) to determine the root cause of an individuals mental health issues.    BEMA.

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Upcoming Webinars for African American Mental Health
July is National Minority Mental Health Month. During the week of July 27–31, SAMHSA is spotlighting African American mental health. To support these observances, SAMHSA is collaborating with partners to discuss African American mental health issues in two upcoming webinars.
July 28, 2015 | 3–4 p.m. Eastern Time
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans in partnership with HHS and SAMHSA will host a webinar to foster an interactive discussion on how we may increase the knowledge of mental health challenges faced by African American youth.
David Johns, Executive Director for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, will lead the discussion. Guest panelists include:
  • Richard T. McKeon, Branch Chief, SAMHSA
  • Dr. Gregory A. Hudnall, Founder, HOPE4UTAH
  • Terrie M. Williams, Mental Health Advocate
  • Lynn Keane, Parent Advocate

July 30, 2015 | 2–3 p.m. Eastern Time
This webinar will feature definitions and examples of various types of trauma—including historical trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, race-based trauma, and community trauma—that can impact mental health, student achievement, performance, and retention. The webinar will present strategies for assessing and addressing trauma among student populations at historically black colleges and universities (HCBU), with approaches such as trauma-informed care.

Suicides are increasing among African American school-aged children. SAMHSA's Suicide Safe app helps health care providers address suicidal thoughts and behaviors, even in younger patients. Learn more and download the app today.

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