Deep Dive (Dec. 1): Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Roe v. Wade Abortion Case

All eyes are on the nation’s capital as abortion is back in the spotlight. The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on banning abortions after 15 weeks. Chief Justice John Roberts—a key swing vote—seemed open to allowing states to ban abortions earlier in pregnancy, while leaving some parts of Roe v. Wade in place. Roberts said: “If you think that the issue is one of choice—that women should have a choice to terminate their pregnancy—that supposes that there is a point at which they’ve had the fair choice, an opportunity to choice. And why would 15 weeks be an inappropriate line? So, viability, it seems to me, doesn’t have anything to do with choice. But if it really is an issue about choice, why is 15 weeks not enough time?”

Managing Stress with Music (January 19, 2022)

It’s no secret that the pandemic has caused significant changes in mental health, and with new variants of the coronavirus, there is added stress. Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble shares how families can manage this stress with music.

Sound it Out Campaign aims to help kids mental health during the pandemic (January 21, 2022 Fox61)

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed on a press tour discussing the Sound it Out campaign of Pivotal Ventures and the Ad Council supporting middle schooler mental health during the pandemic.

Deep Dive (December 1, 2021)

Dr. Alfiee was a featured expert on NTD News Deep Dive with Tiffany Meier discussing Mental Health Coping During the Holidays

Zerlina: Mental Health Matters

Dr. Alfiee was featured as a guest on "Zerlina", airing on NBC, to discuss women and mental health.

Thousands of American Children Lost Loved Ones to COVID-19 (October 14, 2021)

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed about the recent study in the Journal of Pediatrics which shows that over 140,000 children have lost a parent or caregiver to the virus – with children of color being the most heavily impacted.

The Breakfast Club (October 14, 2021)

Dr. Alfiee speaks about The AAKOMA Project, Mental Health Research + More.

Facebook Live with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (September 10, 2021)

Dr. Alfiee will join Dr. Doreen Marshall on Fri. 9/10 around 4:00 PM est for a special guest interview as part of the AFSP's World Suicide Prevention Day with celebrity artists, partners, and mental health professionals, a free virtual concert and panels on mental health, suicide prevention, and more.

School Mask Mandate Update (August 20, 2021)

On August 20, 2021 Dr. Alfiee weighed in on parents displaying strong reactions to mask mandate debates in school board meetings around metro Atlanta. Among other factors, Dr. Alfiee explains that anxiety and misinformation are some of the key aspects contributing to the heated discussions.

CNN: The Lead with Jake Tapper (June 25, 2021)

Dr. Alfiee appeared with W. Kamau Bell, Anthony Barksdale (former Acting Baltimore Police Commissioner), and Elie Honig (former Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York) to discuss the Derek Chauvin sentencing and its potential impact.

CNN: The Lead with Jake Tapper (May 25, 2021)

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed with Van Jones on a special episode of the Lead with Jake Tapper, hosted by Pamela Brown. This episode commemorated the One Year Anniversary of the Death of George Floyd.

CNN: The Lead with Jake Tapper (April 21, 2021)

Dr. Alfiee appeared with Van Jones and W. Kamau Bell on The Lead with Jake Tapper to discuss the various impacts of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, as well as where we go from here.

CNN: The Lead with Jake Tapper (April 16, 2021)

Dr. Alfiee appeared with W. Kamau Bell on The Lead with Jake Tapper to discuss the continuing trauma that results from the Derek Chauvin trial, as well as other recent incidents of officer involved shootings. The conversation also involved the unique impact this is having on Black parents who no longer know how to talk to their kids about how to stay safe.

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




Dr. Alfiee was a guest on the new podcast, A Conversation for Wellbeing: Redefine You with Haley Hasselhoff to discuss the reality that how we talk about mental health with those suffering from mental illnesses can be the difference between life and death, making the need to learn more about each other and communities, cultures, and ethnicities different than our own of paramount importance to anyone who seeks to help friends, colleagues, and loved ones live happier lives.


Dr. Alfiee and Dr. Alfred Amado spoke with Harold Fisher for The Daily Drum’s Insight Segment on What to Know About Teen Suicide. They discussed the dramatic increase over the last few years in teen suicide, particularly in connection with teens of color, signs to watch for, and what can be done when a parents believe their children may be struggling. This topic was tackled in connection with Mental Illness Awareness Week.


Dr. Alfiee joined Carson Daly as co-hosts for the Audacy stations annual I’m Listening special broadcast. This program is part of Audacy’s 365-day-a-year initiative to help end the stigma of talking about mental health as well as to help those who may be dealing with mental health struggles to realize that they are not alone. This 2-hour program, which was broadcast live on Audacy’s 230+ radio channels plus livestreamed over it’s digital app, also featured segments by Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Shakira, Justin Bieber, Cleveland Cavaliers’Kevin Love, Rage Against the Machine’sTom Morello, Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff.

Facebook Live Audio Room with Tayla Parx

Dr. Alfiee was special guest to celebrity actress and singer Tayla Parx discussing coping mechanisms and how they can help you in your day-to-day life (friend to AAKOMA Dr. Charmain Jackman of Innopsych was also a guest on the chat).

The Black Mental Wellness Lounge

Black Mental Wellness Lounge host, Brandon Johnson, interviewed Dr. Alfiee about her nonprofit, The AAKOMA Project, and supporting youth going back to school.

Minding Your Mind Podcast Ep.20: Achieving Optimal Mental Health with Dr. Alfiee – Minding Your Mind

Dr. Alfiee speaks on her mission to help diverse and marginalized people achieve optimal mental health, the barriers that the Black community faces with finding mental health support, and the inspiration for starting The AAKOMA Project.

The Daily Drum with Harold Fisher: WHUR 96.3 FM

Dr. Alfiee and professional chef and LGBTQ advocate Gee Smalls, were interviewed by Harold Fisher for a special Pride Month and the Black LGBTQ Community celebration on The Daily Drum.

We Are Channel Q

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed on the popular podcast, Let’s Go There with Shira and Ryan, about Naomi Osaka’s comments about withdrawing from the French open and the heavy impact that is often placed on the mental health of athletes.

1-2-1: Joseph Altuzarra/Nicole Richie/Dr. Alfiee

Dr. Alfiee joined world renowned fashion designer Joseph Altuzarra and global actress and entrepreneur Nicole Richie as part of the Mental Health Coalition’s 1 -2 -1 series, which discussed the importance of protecting one’s mental health, especially given the past year of dramatic change.

Gideon's Promise: The Podcast

Dr. Alfiee was joined by Silence the Shame’s Shanti Das and attorney Zanele Ngubeni on the Gideon’s Promise podcast. The ladies discussed how to improve the negative stigma associated with mental health issues in marginalized communities, how to assist someone in a mental health crisis, and many other topics.

1-2-1: Charlamagne Tha God/Devi Brown/Dr. Alfiee

Dr. Alfiee joined Charlamagne Tha God and Devi Brown as part of the Mental Health Coalition’s 1 -2 -1 series, which discussed the importance of protecting one’s mental health and maintaining positive supportive relationships.

We Are Channel Q

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed for an article on the popular podcast, Let’s Go There with Shira and Ryan, about the psychological impacts of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.

WGVU Grand Rapids/Muskegon

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed in connection with the Sound It Out, a joint project with Pivotal Ventures and the Ad Council. This new national campaign, which is focused on middle school age children, uses the power of music to help parents and caregivers have conversations with their children about emotional wellbeing.

Addy Hour

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed with Doug Middleton, Jacksonville Jaguars safety and founder of Dream the Impossible Initiative, on the new podcast Addy Hour with Dr. Nii Addy, where they discussed tackling disparities and stigma in the mental health space.

Audibles Original: We’ve Got Answers

Radio Hall of Fame inductee and best-selling author Charlamagne Tha God—one of the most distinctive voices in modern culture—partnered with author James Altucher, Dr. Alfiee, and 12 other Black experts and thought leaders in their fields to move the painfully stubborn needle on race relations in America. Introducing We’ve Got Answers, an Audibles Original and Charlamagne’s self-described “safe space for unsafe questions,” where America’s most basic, sincere, and yes, at times, ignorant questions about Black America get unequivocally answered. We’ve Got Answers, features today’s Nina Turner, Tezlyn Figaro, Bishop William Barber II, Eboni K. Williams, Corey Minor Smith, Dr. Claud Anderson, Tamika D. Mallory, Jamila T. Davis, Nuri Muhammad, Eric Adams, Erika Alexander, David Banner, and of course, Dr. Alfiee.

The Daily Drum: WHUR & Sirius XM CH.141

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed as part of the daily insights segment of The Daily Drum to discuss the continuing psychological ramifications of the Derek Chauvin trial.

Coco Caliente

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed on the popular podcast Coco Caliente where she discussed translating scientific knowledge about mental health disparities into engaging and actionable ideas for the public.


Listen as Dr. Alfiee discusses how and why she turned her academic research lab into a successful 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the AAKOMA Project, centered around improving mental health for BIPOC communities and youth. she was open and transparent about her experiences in toxic academic spaces and how she fought for her own mental health throughout her time there.

Cultivating H.E.R. Space

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed for Cultivating H.E.R. Space where she discussed mental health issues of BIPOC youth, young adults, and young at heart. She also discussed the toxic systems mental health providers navigate and how these same providers prioritize being a safe space for youth and young adults.

A Flawless Talk

Dr. Alfiee participated in a Flawless Talk with the Flawless Foundation where she discussed her take on Black History Month, self-care, and more.

We Are Channel Q

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed on the popular show Let’s Go There with Shira & Ryan on We Are Channel Q on how to deal with being lonely on Valentine’s Day.

You're at Home, Baby! FM4

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed for this popular Austrian radio show “You’re at Home, Baby” on the Austrian Broadcasting Co. FM4 Station program in a segment known as “Where Is My Mind Around the World – Cultural Differences Matter.”

The End Of Lockdown...

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed on the popular podcast, Let’s Go There with Shira & Ryan, on We Are Channel Q discussing how therapists deal with burnout.