2019 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit
No More Martyrs is pleased to present the 2019 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit in recognition of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.
African-American, Latino, Asian, LGBT and Native American speakers have been invited to share their perspectives on what it means to provide culturally responsive care and services.
This special event will take place at the
on July 18, 2019 with pre-summit training available on July 17th.
Join us for this exciting event. There are two convenient registration options.
(1) Participants can register online at:
(2) Participants can complete a registration form and mail it with a check or money order.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT
The Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit is a unique national event that focuses on the importance of cultural competence in mental health care and advocacy.
The summit is open to the public and scheduled for July 18, 2019. CEU credits are available for attending the Summit as well as through pre-summit training offered on July 17, 2019.
The theme of this year's event is:
Our Voices, Ourselves - Storytelling and Mental Health Advocacy
Who Should Attend
This event focuses on collaborative conversations about improving quality of mental care and dismantling stigma for minority populations. Target audiences include licensed mental health counselors, university students with interest in mental health, non-profit professionals, social workers, nurses, educators, consumers (and loved ones), mental health advocates, community health organizers and religious leaders.
Tentative Summit Schedule
A tentative summit schedule will be posted soon. To view a copy of the Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit outline, CLICK HERE.
2019 Summit Speakers
Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health First Aid Training will be offered as a Pre-Summit Training on July 17, 2019. Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to somone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
Mental Health First Aid Training: July 17, 2019 from 8:30am - 5:00pm at Birmingham-Southern College.
Instructors: Nadia M. Richardson and Kim Crockett
Six Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available by attending the Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit. Additional CEUs are available through three Pre-Summit trainings scheduled for July 17, 2019.
To participate, please select one of the trainings listed below:
1. Equity and Transformation as Strategies for Healing Centered Engagement
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 (9:00am - 4:30pm) - 6 NBCC CEUs
Instructors: Ahmad Abojaradeh, Life in My Days, Inc. and Herbert Wilkerson, ALC, JSOCC
2. Storytelling as a Strategy for Recovery and Restoration
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 (8:30am - 12:30pm) - 3.50 NBCC CEUs
Instructors: Salaam Green, Literary Healing Arts Foundation and Danna Perdue-Melton, M.Ed., ALC
3. Serving TGNC and LGBQ Communities Effectively
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 (12:30pm - 4:30pm) - 3.50 NBCC CEUs
Instructors: Quentin Bell, TKO Society, Inc. and Stephan Mambazo, LICSW
EXPAND YOUR VISIT TO ALABAMA
Join No More Martyrs as we culminate this year's summit with a visit on Friday, July 19, 2019 to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and 16th Street Baptist Church located in Birmingham, Alabama as well as the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. During this trip, conversations regarding racial trauma and mental health will be led by mental health advocates and licensed mental health professionals.
Tickets are $75 (plus online processing fee). Price includes:
- Lunch and snacks
- Admission to all museums
- Roundtrip Transportation from Birmingham to Montgomery
*Charterbus services provided by Thrasher Brothers Trailways*
Questions? Contact Info@NoMoreMartyrs.org.
For those traveling into Birmingham, Alabama:
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
5900 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212
Questions / Linguistic Accommodations / Dietary Restrictions
For additional information, contact No More Martyrs at Info@NoMoreMartyrs.org or 205-440-2837
Letter of Support
Do you need an excused absence from work to attend the Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit? Click the link below for a letter of support to provide to your supervisor. This document can be used as supportive material to provide employers as justification for attending this important event.
As a sponsor of the 2019 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit, your organization, company or institution has a wonderful opportunity to make participants aware of your committment to encouraging the overall wellness of Alabama and beyond. No More Martyrs welcomes all levels of support and appreciates your consideration for supporting the success of this year's event.
Learn more about the Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit
Given the number of mental health facilities that have closed around the world and the increasing diversity of patients, the need for culturally competent mental health services is essential to improving care. National research finds that minority groups are less likely to have access to mental health services and more likely to receive lower quality care. Growing evidence points to a need for culturally responsive interventions that increase quality and access to mental health services and dismantle stigma that persists in minority populations.
No More Martyrs hosts the Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit each year to showcase the unique perspectives of diverse mental health providers, consumers, caregivers and community members. A diverse array of speakers are invited to share their perspectives on culturally responsive care and services.
2018 Summit Highlights
For highlights of the 2018 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit, CLICK HERE.
2018 Summit Schedule
To view a copy of the schedule for the 2018 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit, CLICK HERE.
For additional information, contact No More Martyrs at Info@NoMoreMartyrs.org or 205-440-283