Thursdays with NAMI – October 21, 2021 – 7pm

Suicide rates are down across the U.S. as a whole, but rates for Black Americans have trended strongly in the opposite direction, according to studies from Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute of Mental Health.

Although suicide is still more common among white youth (also American Indian or Alaskan Native), Black males ages 15 to 24 had a 47% increase in the suicide rate between 2013 and 2019; the spike was even higher at 59% for Black female youths. The increase for Black individuals of all ages was 30%.

What’s happening, and how can we fix it? Join us for a conversation with Fonda Bryant of Charlotte, a nationally known mental health advocate. Fonda, who leads classes in suicide prevention, recently won Nexstar’s Remarkable Woman of the Year – first the regional honor for Charlotte and then the national award! She is also the 2021 Mental Health Advocate of The Year, an honor given by the Black Mental Health Symposium.

Thursdays with NAMI starts at 7pm and is free and open to all. Join us via Facebook Live or click here to register to participate via Zoom and to view the schedule for future sessions.