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CWRU Road to Recovery Mental Health Forum
Monday, April 9, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Case Western Reserve University to Host
The Road To Recovery Mental Health Forum
"Black Pain: It Only Looks Like We're Not Hurting."
Depression is taboo in the African-American community.
On Monday, April 9, at 4pm, CWRU will host a Mental Health Forum to address the devastating impact of undiagnosed and untreated mental illness within the African-American community and help demystify the stigma associated with mental illness. The forum also will offer community education on the importance of proper diagnosis and the availability of resources and organizations providing treatment for mental illness. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, the forum will be held at CWRU's Wolstein Center located at 2103 Cornell Road, Cleveland, 44106.
Sponsored by CWRU’s Social Justice Institute and the School of Medicine’s Master of Public Health Program Innovations Conference, Terrie Williams, President of The Terrie Williams Public Relations Agency and The Stay Strong Foundation www.thestaystrongfoundation.com will serve as the keynote speaker.Her agency has handled the biggest names in entertainment, sports, business, and politics. Clients included Russell Simmons, Miles Davis, Janet Jackson, P Diddy, Eddie Murphy, Essence Communications Partners, Time Warner, HBO and other notable personalities and corporations.
A mental health advocate, Terrie has written four successful books and countless articles. Her latest work, the critically acclaimed book entitled Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting (Scribner 2008) reveals her personal struggles with depression and the impact the stigma of this and other mental illnesses have particularly on the African-American community.
Did You Know?
By 2020, the World Health Organization estimates that depression will be the second leading cause of death after heart disease;
14.8 million Americans over 18 suffer from depression any given year;
African-Americans are nearly twice as likely to suffer from depression and the least likely to get help; of those who suffer from depression,
15% will eventually commit suicide.
Join Us For This Important Dialogue - Register To Attend Today!
For more information, call (216) 368-1723
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Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University, a leader among independent research universities, offers world-class academic programs in Cleveland's culturally vibrant University Circle.