On the first anniversary of George Floyd's death, The Kennedy Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity, The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and Hurdle will host a symposium to discuss Black mental health. Hurdle will also be releasing a white paper with a forward written by the Honrable Patrick Kennedy and Dr. David Satcher, the 16th Surgeon General of the United States.

The paper is co-authored by leading mental health researchers and Hurdle advisors, Dr. Harold "Woody" Neighbors, Professor Emeritus at the University of Michagan School of Public Health, and Dr. Norma L. Day-Vines, Associate dean for Diversity and Faculty Developement in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University.

Join us on Tuesday May 25th for the Black Mental Health Symposium.

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Racialized / vicarious trauma and its impact on People of Color

Why America’s mental healthcare system is not designed to honor People of Color’s culture and racial experience

How culturally competent care can improve the wellbeing of People of Color and allow them to show up and operate with joy

"Our goal in releasing this manifesto is to raise awareness about the ways in which systemic racism and the sociological pressures associated with being a Person of Color in this country take a toll on your mental and physical health."

-Kevin Dedner, CEO & Founder of Hurdle

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