An Interview with Dr. Alfiee-Breland Noble
For our 2018 Minority Mental Health Month campaign, we interviewed Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble from the Steve Fund about how her identity and experiences shaped the way she talks about mental health.
Alfiee Breland-Noble: "Young, Gifted, and @ Risk" Symposium
YOUNG, GIFTED, and @ RISK: High-Achieving Students of Color and Mental Health
Mental health disparities among minorities and how to reduce them
Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble is the director of the AAKOMA Project as well as an associate professor of psychiatry at the Georgetown University Medical Center.
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.
VOCAL POINT | State of Mind: Improving Mental Health in Youth & Teens
Season 2, Episode #208 | Vocal Point is a series from WHUT, hosted by Anqoinette Crosby, focusing on a wide variety of important issues and concerns relevant to the greater Washington Metro area, by bringing together subject experts, community advocates and personal stories from those directly affected to gain a deeper understanding of the issues as well as identify resources within the immediate community.
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. Guests include Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble and Dr. Ryan C.T. DeLapp, both members of the American Psychological Association.
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.
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.
Dr. Alfiee gave an interview to Ms. America Paredes of Mental Health American for PoC Mental Health Month campaign, #MyStoryMyWay.
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.
VTCC Workshop Moderator
Dr. Breland-Noble is featured workshop moderator for attendees of the Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC), part of @VCUHealth in Richmond, VA. The workshop focused on issues of cultural diversity in adolescent mental health and was attended by a multidisciplinary group of educators, practitioners, family members, policy makers and community members.
Dr. Breland-Noble is featured moderator for August Web discussion on mental health in young men and boys of color sponsored by the California Endowment and the Steve Fund (not-for-profit organization). Click here for info.
Dr. Breland-Noble’s comments on mental health for students of color highlighted in Black Enterprise Magazine
Dr. Breland-Noble partnered with a new mental health stigma reduction organization during their recent launch and fundraiser. I Live For (www.ilivefor.org) is an AAKOMA Project partner and a super group of awesome people.
Recent Radio Interview with Mr. Solomon Jones from WURD in Philadelphia, PA
WHUT Vocal Point TV show on mental illness in diverse youth
Young, Gifted and @Risk Symposium
Young, Gifted and @Risk Symposium – Brown University Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.
AACAP Jeanne Spurlock Lecture and Award
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry selects 1 recipient of the award named in her honor to persons who demonstrate advocacy for children, adolescents and families of all cultures. Dr. Spurlock was a Howard University graduate who was a strong advocate for recruiting racially diverse persons into the child and adolescent psychiatry field. In October 2014, the award was given to Dr. Breland-Noble or her efforts in health disparities research and the recruitment of diverse persons into the field of psychiatry.
Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble was re-appointed to the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (www.PCORI.org) Inaugural panel on Addressing Disparities for a 3 year term.
Faith Based Partnerships
The AAKOMA Project is proud to announce ongoing partnerships with the following faith communities in the DC, MD and VA areas:
- Community United Methodist Church – Pastor, Rev. Dr. Jalene Chase Sands
- Christ United Methodist Church – Pastor Rev. Dr. LaReesa C. Smith-Horn & Rev. Norman Horn, First Gentleman
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like information on how to join us.
This meeting, sponsored by Adventist Healthcare in Maryland included Dr. Breland-Noble and leaders of various faith backgrounds discussing diverse faith perspectives on mental illness.