The Lead with Jake Tapper
Dr. Alfiee joined Jake Tapper to discuss the mental health impacts of civil unrest tied to racial injustice protests globally in support of #JusticeforGeorgeFloydBreonnaTaylor
The Special Report with Areva Martin: Lead Up to the VP Debate
Dr. Alfiee joins Areva Martin in a panel discussion about the Vice Presidential Debate of Oct. 2020.
Dealing with emotional stress of a dual pandemic
Dr. Alfiee joins WUSA9 to discuss how to cope with enormous stress of pandemic.
How To Engage Black Colleagues at Work
[From YouTube] The recent unrest is taking a mental toll on the black community. A psychologist offers advice on how to show support for coworkers who may be struggling.
Virginia Doctor’s Mental Health Initiative Offers Help for African-American Communities
[NBC News4 Washington] African-Americans have been hard hit by coronavirus, but the impact isn’t just physical. Health experts are also worried about the mental toll on communities of color. News4’s Cory Smith reports some organizations are now teaming up to provide free help.
Roland Martin Unfiltered: Mental Health, African Americans and COVID-19
Dr. Alfiee joined Roland Martin to talk about Mental Health specifically in African American communities.
How COVID-19 Could Affect Mental Health and Suicide
COVID-19 could be a “perfect storm” for suicide – triggered by social isolation combined with economic distress and health stress (Chris Adams, NPF). Dr. Alfiee speaks with 200 journalists from around the world on the mental health impacts of COVID-19.
Dr. Alfiee's Work Featured on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
We were all over the moon to see Trvor Noah reference The AAKOMA Project and Dr. Alfiee on the Daily Show with In this excellent segment called “If You Don’t Know, Now You Know”, he discusses mental health and Black people.
"A Most Beautiful Thing Film" Screening at Motion Picture Association of America
Dr. Alfiee joined the producer and stars of the new film, "A Most Beautiful Thing" at the World screening of the film in Washington, DC Feb. 2020. The film tells the inspiring story of the first all African American male rowing team from the Westside of Chicago.
Fox 32 Good Day Chicago:Concerns Rise Over Teen Suicide Rate During Pandemic
Dr. Alfiee joins Good Day Chicago anchors to discuss teen suicide fears during pandemic.
Mental Health Awareness Month Detroit FoxNews 2
Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, a media personality and Founder of the AAKOMA Project, Inc. visited Detroit on a speaking tour of local high schools.
(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).
National Health Research Forum
Research!America’s National Health Research Forum hosted Dr. Alfiee as a panelist with the directors of the NIH, NSF and other colleagues to discuss BIPOC, inclusion and diversity in biomedical research.
Dr. Alfiee spoke with Molly Longman of Refinery29 to help our nation process how we cope emotionally with differing political views in the family.
Dr. Alfiee spoke with Shape Magazine’s Dominique Astorino to discuss this new concept of anxiety in people who appear to have everything under control.
Dr. Alfiee joined Dominique Astorino and Shape magazine to discuss how you can emotionally prepare yourself for any outcome of the contentious 2020 presidential election.
Dr. Alfiee is featured on Melinda Gates blog and writes ” I often wonder if the cost of our failing to act on the mental health needs of Black youth and youth of color is losing a generation of healthy, thriving minds.”
A Psychologist Says #ProtectBlackWomen By Prioritizing Your Peace: “We Are Required To Stand Up And Put Ourselves First”
Dr. Alfiee speaks on not letting the “strong Black woman” label weigh Black women down, and how they can shield themselves from the negativity they take in from social media and the world around them.
Turns out, working through all that mental and emotional trauma can absolutely take a physical toll. Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble shares that data with Black women and Black men have shown something called the weathering effect. It impacts bodies on a cellular level and is transferable genetically.
How to Stay Calm During the Vice-Presidential Debate According to Meditation and Mental Health Experts
This election season comes with an unprecedented level of stress. Dr. Alfiee weighs in on how to Stay Calm during the Vice-Presidential debate.
Long-standing grief can make it hard for us to move on as adults. “It often feels like we are reliving the same pain over and over until we learn how to process it better to get our needs met,” says Dr. Alfiee.
Dr. Afliee shares mental health tips for those who may feel a heightened sense of anxiety around the 2020 presidential election.
August 21, 2020
Dominique Michelle Astorino share a powerful account of her journey to acceptance of the help that can come from using psychiatric medications as a means of support and discusses the stigma that keeps so many others from seeking care with Dr. Alfiee.
July 16, 2020
Melissa Pandinka interviews Dr. Alfiee for this powerful story about the need to honor all victims of police brutality and the harms that come from seeking “perfect victims” to excuse aberrant behavior.
June 28, 2020
In this season of social unrest, conversations about race can be hard. Dr. Alfiee offers ideas to Refinery29 to help
June 9, 2020
Dr. Alfiee spoke with Melissa Mills of Parents.com to share ideas on how White parents can be active, authentic allies in educating their children and themselves about anti-racism.
June 8, 2020
This is a special guest editorial written by Dr. Alfiee in support of Black mothers during this time of social unrest and daily racial trauma.
June 5, 2020
CNN’s Melissa Mahtani interviews Dr. Alfiee and summarizes 5 of her essential strategies for engaging in active coping for mental health.
June 2, 2020
Dr. Alfiee spoke with Elizabeth Gulino to describe the distinctions between effective and performative allyship for white and privileged allies to support those they care about during tis time of social unrest.
Dr. Alfiee is featured expert in this excellent article on Mic.com profiling the new @ayanaapp that helps people of color and marginalized groups seek care for mental health and well-being. Melissa Pandinka reports.
For this new year of 2020, Dr. Alfiee starts with a bang as she is profiled in the Psychotherapy Networker Magazine discussion her passion for addressing mental health disparities facing African Americans and other people of color with a focus on teens and youth. Dr. Ryan Howes writes the profile.
October 29, 2019
Deidre Fernandes spoke with Dr. Alfiee to gain her insights into the challenges faced by marginalized students and students of color in accessing culturally relevant mental health care on college campuses.
[PCORI Annual Meeting Website] This breakout session includes 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 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.
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).
S1 Ep34 | The Space Podcast - Reset, Recharge and Find Inner Strength in Jan 2021 with Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble
[From the Website] This year has been hard, and on so many levels. THE Space welcomes Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, PhD, MHSc a pioneering psychologist, scientist, podcast host, author and director of mental health nonprofit The AAKOMA Project, to discuss how we can deal with burnout and reset heading into 2021.
Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson | S3:EP101 Institutional Racism and Traumatic Stress with Dr. Alfiee
Racism and racist structures place an enormous mental health burden on Black, Latinx, and indigenous communities, alongside other people of color. Dr. Alfiee joins Forrest to discuss.
Start Within with Coach Colette | Coach Chat on Achieving Optimal Mental Health with Dr. Alfiee
Dr. Alfiee joins Coach Colette to discuss all things mental health in BIPOC communities.
300 Fathers Podcast | Overcoming Teenage Depression + Improving Mental Health with Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble
Dr. Alfiee speaks with 300 Fathers founder, Troy Woods on Depression and Mental Illness in Black boys and boys of color explaining how to recognize signs and where to go for help.
The Curiosity Hour Podcast by D. Sterenchuk & T. Estlund | Episode 106 - Dr. Alfiee
Dr. Alfiee joins the podcast to discuss HBCU’s, growing up Black in a white environment and persevering (even when you don’t “feel it”).