The Stigma of Mental illness for Boys and Men of Color

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Heublin Hall

560 Hudson Street

Hartford, CT 06102

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Join us for a panel discussion focused on mental health and illness and how it greatly affects boys and men of color. During this time, the panelists will discuss the severity of this current public health crisis, how we as a society have to tackle the many ingrained perceptions and beliefs about men and boys of color in order to level the playing field and the various supporting strategies that will be the most responsive to the needs of this vulnerable population. The audience will have the opportunity to ask these leaders several questions pertaining to this epidemic during the Q&A portion of the program.


Wizdom Powell, Ph.D

Director of the Health Disparities Institute and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UConn Health

Victor Armstrong

Vice President, Behavorial Health, Atrium Health

John Santopietro

Senior Vice President, Physician-in-Chief, Hartford HealthCare Behavorial Health Network

Vin Baker

Four-time NBA All-Star and 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist

Muhammad Irfan Munawar, M.D.

Chairman and Director, Saint Francis Behavioral Health Group, PC Trinity Heath Of New England


Tiffany Donelson

Vice President of Program, Connecticut Health Foundation

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for reception and networking. The panel discussion will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Parking is available on-site.

Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available on-site in the HHC Employee garage at 510 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06102. Let the parking attendent know you are here for the NAHSE Stigma of Mental Illness Event.

How do I get to Heublin Hall once I park?

From the parking garage, take the stairs or elevator to the first floor and exit the garage toward Hudson Street. Make a left to walk toward Jefferson Street. The ERC/ERD Building will be the first building on your left. Enter through the entrance at the cul-de-sac.

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You may present your printed ticket or provide us an e-copy on your device.

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