Reimagining Wellness: Preventing Suicide Among Black Boys


An increasing number of Black boys ages 5-12 are dying by suicide at disturbing rates. The Central East Mental Health Technology Transfer Center partnered with media company Never Whisper Justice to produce Reimagining Wellness: Preventing Suicide Among Black Boys, a new four-part vignette series that addresses this acute trend. These short films feature interviews with experts ― a policymaker, school-based mental health program director, senior social impact advisor, and community capacity building manager ― who share their unique perspectives on improving well-being and reducing mental health disparities among Black male youth.

Part 1: Policy

Brandon Johnson MHS, MCHES, Public Health Advisor, SAMHSA

Part 2: Community Opportunities

Dr. Dana L. Cunningham Program Director at University of Maryland School of Medicine

Part 3: Feel | Heal | Grow

Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey

Part 4: Meeting People Where They Are

David Brown Senior Associate: School-Based Training & Behavioral Health Equities at Danya Institute


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