CBCF 2021 Health Equity Summit: Mental Health Realities for Black America

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By Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

The 2021 Health Equity Summit provides attendees the opportunity to engage in in-depth discussion with subject-matter experts along with business leaders and members of the Congressional Black Caucus. Subjects are wide-reaching policy and social issues impacting the lives of Black Americans. Watch Session 2 on-demand. Original air date: Thursday, February 18, 2021, 2:00 p.m. EST.

Part two, Mental Health Realities for Black America will discuss ways the traumatic events of 2020 have influenced how Black people take care of their mental health. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic along with intense race relations and crippling economic instability has created many challenges, affecting the physical and mental health for people around the nation. For Black Americans particularly, these adversaries highlight major discrepancies and disparities among systems meant to serve and protect all people. Invited speakers include: Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, chair, Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Task Force on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health; Spirit, host of #LoveGoals and Licensed Professional Counselor; Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, licensed psychologist and founder and host, Therapy for Black Girls; Benjamin Calixte, co-founder, TherapyforBlackMen.org; and Courtney Billington, President, Neuroscience, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

ABOUT CBCF

Established in 1976, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is a non-partisan, nonprofit, public policy, research and educational institute committed to advancing the global black community by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public. For more information, follow @CBCFInc on Instagram and Twitter and visit cbcfinc.org.

CBCF VISION

We envision a world in which all communities have an equal voice in public policy through leadership cultivation, economic empowerment, and civic engagement.

CBCF MISSION

Our mission of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is to advance the global black community by developing leaders, informing policy, and educating the public.

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