I was blessed to be able to attend a free five credit continuing education summit on suicide treatment and intervention. I wanted to attend both days but staffing did not allow me to complete the other 6 credits.
I enjoyed listening to Victor Armstrong, MSW. I have heard him speak at my Homecoming programming last year, but at the summit he was given more time to really speak out mental health in minority communities and really speak about his experience about being a black male in society today.
I won’t dishonor his story by trying to repeat it from memory today. But, I will say that if you have a chance to hear him speak or follow him on Twitter for his cultural awareness and depth of knowledge I recommend it.
The keynote speaker of the day was Kevin Hines who has battled mental health and survived a suicide attempt. Please watch his YouTube videos or read his website to learn about his story. You will learn so much about the gaps in mental health.
Much love and light readers