This spring, Dr. Alfiee and Ms. Kathy (Williams) traveled to Charlotte, NC to host Breaking the Silence: Stress in Teens, in partnership with Living Waters, Inc. Our community partners who co-hosted this event are Ms. Joan Been (Living Waters CEO) and Mr. Lawrence Barker-Bey.
Held at Ben Salem Presbyterian Church (Senior Pastor:Reverend Damiko Faulkner) approximately 70 participants attended the event. Ms. Kathy presented her personal story along with the signs and symptoms of stress, depression, and suicidal ideation. Handouts and available resources for youth and families were also provided. As in the past, Breaking the Silence, was well received and allowed our tam the opportunity to share information on mental health with the added benefit of teaching about the import of PCOR and CER for racially diverse communities.