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Webinar Series Continues Focus on Black Mental Health

Publication Date: Sep 20, 2022

The Central East MHTTC, in partnership with the Black Psychiatrists of America (BPA), is launching a new season of webinars examining mental health in the Black community. The 2022-23 season of the Health Equity Webinar Series begins on October 27 at 12:00pm ET with ADHD in the Black Community: Unmet Needs from Childhood through Adulthood (Learn more and Register).

The series debuted in February 2021 to raise awareness about how the COVID-19 pandemic, in conjunction with longstanding structural and systemic inequities, has disproportionately affected the mental health of Black, Indigenous, People of color.

Each interactive 60-minute presentation will feature behavioral health experts discussing a wide range of topics, including diabetes and depression comorbidity, mental health during the holidays, psychotic disorder management, and the connection between migraines and mental health.

The BPA’s mission is to address issues affecting the mental health of African people worldwide, with special emphasis on people of African descent in the Americas, and to provide a forum for continuing educations for those who provide psychiatric care to these underserved population groups.

We invite the behavioral health workforce in Central East Region 3 to consider incorporating information shared in these presentations into their clinical practice. 

Join us on select Thursdays at 12:00 PM ET (11:00 AM CT / 10:00 AM MT / 9:00 AM PT) through September 2023 to attend these sessions.


Previous Webinars: View Recording/Slides

2022 Webinars

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in the Black Community (July 21, 2022)

Geriatric Mental Health in the Black Community (June 30, 2022) 

Postpartum Depression Diagnosis & Treatment in the Black Community (June 2, 2022)

Black Youth Suicide Prevention (May 19, 2022) 

Central Nervous System Effects of COVID 19 - Two Years into the Pandemic (April 21, 2022)

Treatment of Mental Illness and Chronic Disease Co-morbidity in the Black Community (February 17, 2022) 

Post-traumatic Stress in the African American Community (January 20, 2022) 


2021 Webinars

Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Black Community (December 16, 2021)

Schizophrenia Diagnosis and Treatment in the Black Community (November 18, 2021)

Treating Grief and Loss in Black Children and Youth (October 21, 2021) 

Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Black Community (June 17, 2021) 

Adult ADHD in the Black Community (June 10, 2021) 

Bipolar Disorder in the Black Community (June 3, 2021) 

Central Nervous System Effects of COVID-19 - An Evolving Science (May 13, 2021) 

Maternal Child Mental Health in the Black Community (May 6, 2021)

ADHD in African American Children and Youth (April 29, 2021) 

Disparities in Healthcare and in Mental Health in the Black Community (April 22, 2021) 

Anxiety in the Black Community (April 15, 2021) 

Depression in the Black Community (March 25, 2021)