The following opportunity has been shared on behalf of a member or affiliate of the Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network. 

Responding to the Alarm: Addressing Black Youth Suicide

On April 21, hear from experts on black youth suicide during an interactive roundtable webinar hosted by the Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity at the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Office of Behavioral Health Equity at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

This webinar will feature the co-authors of Ring the Alarm: The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America, a report from the Congressional Black Caucus’s Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health. Panelists will discuss the alarming rise in suicide and suicide-related behaviors in black youth and strategies to engage and care for these youth.


Rhonda C. Boyd, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Michael Lindsey, Ph.D., MSW, MPH
Executive Director, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies

Arielle Sheftall, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Jason Wilson
Founder and CEO of The Yunion, Inc.

Webinar details

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Please register online to attend this free webinar.

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