Men of Color: Health, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
According to the Surgeon General Report on Mental Health, dated 1999, "mental health is fundmental to health and essential to leading a healthy life."
The Men of Color: Health, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Symposium will create a platform for participants to address, share and increase their awareness of the systematic issues that underlie the mental health problems with men of color:
- Depression, anxiety, stress, mood and medical disorders, PTSD and suicide
- Racial disparities in the community
- Affordable Healthcare to become active in health and medical management
- Community Engagement (family, friends, faithbased care, behavioral health provider education and health service delivery)
Dr. David Satcher, former United States Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services, as our keynote speaker. Dr. Satcher was the first Surgeon General to produce a report on mental health, and was one of the contributors that chaired the Poussaint-Satcher-Cosby Chair in Mental Health at Morehouse School of Medicine.
The symposium will showcase six workshops, designed for participants to examine and discuss with top experts, leading practitioners, and community advocates in the following areas:
wellness and suicide prevention, -- faith-based organizations response to mental health issues in the community, -- men of color and the justice system, -- a captivating meeting with the survivors of mental health, and a fascinating session on maintaining a healthy mind and body.
In addition, a special session will be provided on the Affordable Health Care Act, and an exciting closing plenary that will include local experts that will pulsate areas from the workshops and focus on the lastest evidence based research.
This symposium is open to health practitioners, mental health professionals, faith-based communities, health and academic institutions, organizations and individuals.
9:00 - 9:15 - Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:15 - Keynote Speaker
10:15 - 10:30 - Information Session on Afforable Care Act
10:30 - 10:40 - Transition to Workshops
10:40 - 11:40 - Workshops
11:40 - 11:50 - Transition to Closing Plenary
11:50 - 12:50 - Closing Plenary
12:50 - 1:00 - Closing Remarks