THE STATE OF MENTAL HEALTH IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY
The BLHF Conference will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas around normalizing the conversation of mental illness in the African-American community. Over two (2) days, 350-400 attendees will meet like-minded professionals and leaders with similar goals, learn the latest research and strategies towards addressing mental health issues in the black community and explore topics of the African-American experience on a broad spectrum. Therapists, social workers and counselors, medical doctors, thought leaders, researchers, influencers and policy makers on the front line of cutting edge work in the field, will come together to collectively identify national trends that have been barriers to mental health treatment in the black community. We will discuss strategies to end mental health stigma, and seek pathways to combine research and resources in order to support those who seek help.