PCORI Annual Meeting 2019: Improving Care and Outcomes for People with Anxiety Disorders
[From PCORI's website: Anxiety disorders are among the earliest psychiatric conditions to develop, with a median age of onset of 11 years. This breakout session at the 2019 PCORI Annual Meeting includes presentations on PCORI-funded research studies comparing evidence-based interventions in the treatment of anxiety, followed by a discussion of how these patient-centered approaches have the potential to improve quality of life for those impacted by anxiety disorders.] Dr. Alfiee expertly moderates this discussion ensuring that issues related to the needs of ALL people with anxiety disorders (including marginalized populations) are addressed by herself and the panel.
How to Bring Mental Health Into Your Life
From the website: Millennials, Gen Zs and even Gen Xers are making history talking about mental health, but the biggest impact of this gesture is going to be bringing it into our daily lives. Guest: Dr. Alfiee M Breland-Noble, a fully listened psychologist, media personality and consultant, public speaker and founder of The AAKOMA Project. For more information from today’s episode, please visit www.myteam.org.
(Audio from WHYY The Pulse) Silenced by fear: New moms worry postpartum depression could mean losing their children
Dr. Alfiee is expert discussing the mental health disparities faced by women of color with postpartum depression in interview by Aneri Pattani of the Philadelphia Inquirer (a collaboration with the Pulse radio program).
Mental Health Awareness Month Detroit FoxNews 2
Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble is a media personality and the director of the AAKOMA Project and Center, PLLC and visited Detroit on a speaking tour of local High Schools. Co-sponsored by Nurturing Wellness, Each One Teach One and Mindful Wellness nonprofits.
The Curiosity Hour Ep. 106
From the Website: Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble. Dr. Alfiee is a sought-after media personality, researcher and consultant. She is expert in teen, young adult and family mental health, and is known nationally as a gifted scientist, public speaker, and author.
The African American Experience, Part I
Episode #2226: The African American Experience, Part I This week Dennis Wholey begins a two-program conversation with two African American psychologists on how the lives of African Americans have been influenced by history and are impacted today in ways that some of the country may not see, realize or appreciate.
The African American Experience, Part II
Episode #2228: The African American Experience, Part II Host Dennis Wholey continues his discussion with 2 African American psychologists on the lived experiences of African Americans. The guests discuss lived experience, stories from loved ones and friends and dispel myths and negative stereotypes.
National Health Research Forum
Research!America’s National Health Research Forum sparks stimulating conversations among top leaders in government, industry, patient advocacy and academia about relevant issues that could impact the trajectory of public health and medical research.
TIA&TW - Stress in America (Part II of II)
Episode #2204: Stress in America - Part II of II | In the second part of this two-part program, Dennis Wholey speaks with a variety of psychologists to confront the complex issue of stress in the United States. The conversation explores the ways in which Americans can safely navigate the record levels of stress and anxiety that are involved with living in America in 2018.
September 19, 2019
[From PCORI’s Website] One out of every four Americans experiences an anxiety disorder in his or her lifetime, making anxiety disorders the most prevalent group of psychiatric disorders in the United States. There is also a significant public burden, with annual costs of associated medical expenditures, lost productivity, and functional impairment estimated at $42.3–$46.6 billion annually. Anxiety disorders are among the earliest psychiatric conditions to develop, with a median age of onset of 11 years. This breakout session at the 2019 PCORI Annual Meeting includes presentations on PCORI-funded research studies comparing evidence-based interventions in the treatment of anxiety, followed by a discussion of how these patient-centered approaches have the potential to improve quality of life for those impacted by anxiety disorders.
May 23, 2019
Tour of Detroit area High Schools and Fox News 2 Detroit
From May 23 – 25th, Dr. Alfiee toured Detroit area Renaissance and Romulus High Schools to talk with teens about their mental health. In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, this national tour was the brainchild of Dr. Alfiee to support teens of color with their mental health and emotional well-being. With a talk entitled, Dear Teenagers: Diversity, Mental Health and You, Dr. Alfiee raised awareness of signs and symptoms of major mental illness and placed these issues in context for Black teens/families and families of color. She was also invited to stop by Fox News 2 Detroit to talk about her work. The tour was co-sponsored by The AAKOMA Project, Each One Teach One, Nurturing Wellness and Mindspace Wellness.
May 15, 2019
On May 3, 2019, Dr. Alfiee launched the AAKOMA Project, Inc. as a nonprofit via a mini-gala. The evening was filled with music, great food and included recognition of women and Black owned business in the DMV area. the focus of the evening was to celebrate 20 years of the AAKOMA Project and most importantly, the beginning of the formation of the AAKOMA Project, Inc as a research nonprofit. Dr. Alfiee has initiated the process of securing tax exempt (501c3) status, formed an inaugural board (with a teen advisory team) and has 12-18 months of roll-out and start up plans already curated. A longer video highlight (by Clark Bailey Media) is on Dr. Alfiee’s IGTV and LinkedIn pages.
Dr. Alfiee gave an interview to Aneri Pattani of the Philadelphia Inquirer for this story on mental health disparities and African Americans/U.S. Blacks being misdiagnosed with Schizophrenia.
Discussion on the Racial Disparities in Mental Health Research with Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, Denise Juliana-Bult MSW, Dr. Michael Lindsey, and Dr. William Lawson.
Dr. Alfiee’s recently published team science efforts with the Healthy Minds Network at the University of Michigan (lead paper author now an assistant professor at Boston College in Psychology) featured on Metro Page cover story in the Boston Globe (check news feature out here). Dr. Alfiee is senior scientist on this paper sharing her expertise in mental health disparities for young people of color. Article forthcoming in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Research shows that while irritability in the average white teenager is often labeled as depression, it’s more likely seen as disruptive in black or Latino children — which Doctors say that can lead to feelings of hopelessness.
Dr. Alfiee discussed college student mental health on PBS NewsHour
Dr. Alfiee talks with Lester Holt about her research on Black adolescent depression with AAKOMA (the story also features Dr. Alfiee’s long time friend and colleague Mrs. H. Kathy Williams).
Dr. Alfiee served as expert on nationally televised special Undercover High: After School. Please see the quick (family-captured) screenshot from the episode and you can watch the full episode here.
Dr. Alfiee participated as an expert panelist in the 2018 Topeka Public Schools Equity Summit moderated by the one and only Soledad O’Brien. See full story here.