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2017 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit

No More Martyrs, in partnership with the City of Birmingham, the Office of Mayor William Bell and the Birmingham City Council, is pleased to present the 2017 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

Birmingham CrossPlex

on July 13, 2017 with pre-summit training available on July 12th.

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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.

Click here for a registration form

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 13, 2017. CEU credits are available for attending the Summit as well as through pre-summit training offered on July 12, 2017.

The theme of this year's event is:

Transcending Trauma with Action


Call for Programs

We invite you to submit a proposal to present.  This special event will offer interactive, community-centered opportunities to engage the field of mental health and diversity.  We encourage you to share your expertise and help to advance knowledge and practice in this essential area of care.

Click here to Submit a Proposal

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.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training will be offered as a Pre-Summit Training on July 12, 2017.  Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour public education program that teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents.  


Instructors:  Lois Herndon (National Alliance on Mental Illness - NAMI) and Julia Sanford, LICSW (St. Vincent's East)

Click here for more information about Youth Mental Health First Aid

Click here to register for Mental Health First Aid

CEU Training

Three CEUs are available by attending the Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit.  Additional CEUs are available through Pre-Summit training scheduled for July 12, 2017.  To participate, please select one of the trainings listed below:

Cultural Competency Training  (Instructor: Asha Dickerson, PhD, LPC, NCC)

Click here to register for Cultural Competency Training

Awareness and Connection Across Race in Clinical Encounters (Instructor: Monnica Williams, PhD)

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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.

Click here for a Letter of Support

Tentative Summit Agenda

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This event has been made possible by our generous sponsors!


Mayor William Bell and the City of Birmingham


Birmingham City Council - Councilor Steven W. Hoyt, District 8


Birmingham City Council - Councilor Jonathan Austin, President and District 5


As a sponsor of the 2017 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.  

Click here for an official Sponsorship Form

Travel Information

For those traveling into Birmingham, Alabama:

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport 

5900 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212


Click here for a list of Suggested Hotels

Special Needs

No More Martyrs is committed to making all events accessible to all attendees.  For special needs, including dietary restrictions, please email Info@NoMoreMartyrs.org. 


For questions or additional information, contact No More Martyrs at Info@NoMoreMartyrs.org or 205-440-2837