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Youth Mental Health & Dismantling Racial Barriers

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On June 28, WYPR will host Call to Mind Live: Youth Mental Health & Dismantling Racial Barriers, a Well Beings Virtual Tour Event. The live, virtual discussion will be hosted by Sarah Y. Kim, WYPR’s Report For America Health and Housing Reporter, Anthony Brandon Fellow, and Farajii Muhammad, Host of WEAA’s For The Culture with Farajii. The discussion will center around how evictions affect the mental health of children and youth in Baltimore City, and how trauma from housing instability can span lifetimes and generations. Plus, we talk to parents and mental health specialists about ways that Black parents can have conversations with their children about their humanity and value in the face of policing, misappropriation of Black culture and what it means to be Black in America now. Along with how young leaders are helping their peers to restore their mental health after experiencing the crisis of violence.

About the Hosts

Sarah Y. Kim: WYPR’s Health and Housing Reporter, Report For America Corps Member and Anthony Brandon Fellow.

Farajii Muhammad: Former Host of WEAA’s “For The Culture with Farajii”.

About the Panelists

Nonso Umunna: Director of Advocates for Children and Youth’s Research and is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of programs and policies for Maryland’s children and youth.

Nia Jones: A consultant with the Black Mental Health Alliance for Education and Consultation, Inc. and is responsible for leading the Youth and College Division as well as the co-host of BMHA’s Podcast Real Talk: Black Minds Matter.

David Miller: A Ph.D. student in the School of Social Work at Morgan State University, concentrating on Black fathers and families. He has received international acclaim for Dare to Be King: What If the Prince Lives. A Survival Workbook for African American Males, a thought-provoking, 52-week curriculum teaching adolescent males how to survive and thrive in toxic environments.

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About The Tour

The Well Beings Tour is making its way to cities across the country, hosted in partnership with local public media stations to present impactful experiences that connect audiences with mental health resources in the local community, strengthen community connections, and destigmatize mental health challenges. The Tour features moderated public discussions that share information and volunteer opportunities from local community and national organizations. The Tour is fostering new conversations about mental health through these local events — live or virtual, based on local public health conditions.

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