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NAACP Houston - Young Adult Committe presents " A Mental Health Forum"

NAACP Houston Branch

Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

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Dr. Napoleon Higgins is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist in Houston, Texas.  He is the owner of Bay Pointe Behavioral Health Services which is a large multispecialty mental health group.  His practice is one of the largest practices in the 4th largest city in the US. Dr. Higgins received his MD from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and he completed his residency in Adult Psychiatry and his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is the President of the Black Psychiatrists of Greater Houston, Past President of the Caucusof Black Psychiatrists of the American Psychiatric Association and theBlack Psychiatrists of America.He is also an author of Transition 2 Practice which encompasses physician practice issues and helps doctors find the right practice setting so that they may deliver care and attain their work life goals.

Shaune Long, 29 year old native of Inkster, MI. Received Master of Social Work degree from Western Michigan University, and is currently working as a Service Coordinator with The Harris Center for Mental Health & IDD in Houston, TX. Long is an active member of the NASW and NAACP Young Adults Committee. Advocating for the equal rights of the homeless community has allowed her insight into various barriers related to mental health, emotional health, and access to resources that people may face. Her professional interests include substance use prevention and reproductive health education.  She is also a lover of cardio, and people. 



TOPICS DISCUSSED

1) Mental Health Stigma and the Black Community

2) Suicide Awareness

3) Knowing the Signs of Mental Illness and what resources are available.


Free refreshments will be served!


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Smith Library
3624 Scott Street
Houston, TX 77004

Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)


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