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Summit

Event Details

May 17, 2024

9:00am-2:00pm 

1922 S. MLK Jr. Dr. 27107

The Enterprise Conference and Event Center

About

The Summit

This inaugural Black Mental Health Summit held in Winston-Salem, NC is aimed to better understand the social determinants of mental health and specific psychological issues facing the black community through panel discussions, mental health experts, equitable resources from organizations within the Piedmont/Triad area and more. The goal is to destigmatize mental illness, increase access to care, and to improve wellness among the black community.

Black Mental Health Summit

Agenda

Event Schedule

Friday, May 17th

08:30am-09:00am

Registration

09:00am-09:10am

Welcome 

09:10am-09:30am

Speaker 1: Chief William Penn, WSPD

09:30am-09:40am

Break | Networking 

09:40am-10:20am

 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Pamela Oliver,MD

10:20am-10:30am

Break|Networking

10:30am-11:20am

 “Unapologetically Black” Panel

11:20am-12:15pm 

Lunch|Networking

12:20pm-12:40pm

 Speaker #2: Shenell Thompson, KBR       

12:40pm-12:50pm

Break|Networking

12:50pm-01:40pm

 “Black Mental Health is Wealth” Panel

01:40pm-02:00pm

 Closing Remarks

56%

More than half of the nation’s Black and African American population lives in the South (56%)

39%

However, just 39% of Black and African Americans receive mental health services compared to non-Hispanic Whites (52%)

21%

Twenty-one percent of Black and African Americans report having a mental illness, compared to 23.9% of non-Hispanic Whites.

10%

Roughly 10% of Black and African Americans are not covered by health insurance compared with about 6% of non-Hispanic White Americans.

Important

Why This is

It’s time to shift focus to mental health in the Black community. Diminished access to mental health care, lack of diverse mental health professionals and cultural competency gaps are few ways systemic racism has affected the Black community. The Black Mental Health Summit is a gathering of regional practitioners, experts, and thought leaders who can prompt real change that benefits everyone in the Black community.

**Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Meet Our Speakers

Meet Our Panelists 

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Become a Sponsor 

The Black Mental Health Summit goal is not only to provide participants with valuable information, but also to provide equitable resources from
organizations within the Piedmont/Triad area. Your sponsorship will afford your organization the opportunity to host a table of 8, as well as showcase your services to over 200 participants. 
Sponsors will be listed on the website, all marketing collateral, as well as showcased throughout the summit.

Thanks for registering to become a sponsor!

Sponsors

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