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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.

Reducing Stigma in Communities of Color with @beselfmade (July 21, 2021)

Stephanie Leexo, founder of SELFMADE, chatted with Dr. Alfiee about skincare and self-worth, self-care vs. self-maintenance and finding trusted people to navigate through our mental health journey

Mount Olive Baptist Church (August 11, 2021)

On August 11, 2021, Dr. Alfiee led a discussion at Mount Olive Baptist Church discussing how the individuls and communites (including the church community) can support adults and children in managing grief.

Metaphysical Milkshake with Rainn Wilson and Reza Aslan: Are the Kids Alright? (August 3, 2021)

On August 3, 2021, Dr. Alfiee chatted with host Reza Aslan and actor Rainn Wilson to discuss issues modern teens face and how it impacts their mental health. Topics include access to 24 hour information outlets, information overlaod, and the lack of adequate coping skills to process it all. 

Glad You Asked: Is Therapy for Everyone? (July 28, 2021)

On Jul 28, 2021, Dr. Alfee spoke with host Fabiola Cineas, about barriers to individuals seeking therapy. Some of the barriers include, finances, shortage of accessible mental health providers, stigmatization and/or lack of cultural competencies to address mental health issues in patients with multiple identities.

Mental Wealth Alliance You Tube + Website (July 19, 2021)

On July 19 2021, the Mental Wealth Alliance (MWA) founded by Charlamagne Tha God and its partners in the Collaborative for Black Mental Wealth hosted a frank conversation on Black men’s experiences investing in their mental wellness. Charlamagne was joined by R&B superstar Anthony Hamilton, former pro-footballers Ryan Mundy and Jay Barnett and Douglas Reed of Black Men Heal for an open and real conversation about the challenges and triumphs of Black masculinity. The panel was moderated by Dr. Alfiee.

Instagram: @Slumberkins (July 12, 2021)

Dr. Alfiee appeared with Slumberkins founders, Callie Christensen and Kelly Oriard, to discuss the history and importance of BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, work of the AAKOMA Project, and the importance of diverse representation.

Instagram: Black Founders in Mental Health Chat (July 9, 2021)

In honor of BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, Dr. Alfiee spoke with retired NFL player, Ryan Mundy, in connection with his mental health organization, Alkeme Health. They discussed the mission of Alkeme Health, Alkeme's wonderful new mental health app, and why it was so important for him, as a Black man, to focus on mental health.

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.

Instagram @Creators Week (June 10, 2021)

As part of Instagram's @Creators Week, Dr. Alfiee moderated a panel consisting of Kendra Austin (@kendramorous), Deja Foxx (@dejafoxx), and Gael Aitor (@teenagertherapy) to discuss social media burnout -- why it happens, how to do know when you're experiencing it, and how to deal with it.

China Global TV Network (June 9, 2021)

CGTN's Rachel Akuffo interviewed Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble with respect to Naomi Osaka, athletes, and mental health in the workplace, including the role that employers should play.

ABC6 Philadelphia (June 2, 2021)

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed with regards to tips that parents can use to recognize, help ease your child's anxiety. This interview was conducted as part of the Sound It Out Campaign, which is a nationwide program, a joint project of Pivotal Ventures and the Ad Council, which focuses on the power of music to aid parents and their middle school children begin conversations regarding mental health.

Alikay Natural Instagram Live (May 30, 2021)

Dr. Alfiee spoke with Alikay Natural's CEO, Rochelle Graham, as part of Alikay's CEO Talk Series. In CEO talk: Mental Health Practices for BIPOC Women

1-2-1 Series (May 27, 2021)

Dr. Alfiee appeared with Joseph Altuzarra and Nicole Richie on the Mental Health Coalition's 1-2-1 Series. During this Instagram Live event, they discussed their shared mental health experiences and tips they used to protect their mental health during the pandemic.

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.

Children's Mental Health with Slumberkins (May 21, 2021)

Dr. Alfiee interviewed the founders of Slumberkins, Callie Christensen and Kelly Oriard, to discuss the story behind their company, how their stories and creatures help parents introduce mental health concepts to children and assist children identify emotions, and the importance of producing projects that resonate with and are marketed to diverse populations.

FOX SOUL TV (May 18, 2021)

Dr. Alfiee joined Quentin Vennie and James Harris on the Tammi Mac Late Show. The episode, entitled Why Mental Health in Black Men Should Matter, discussed Black Men's mental health and the extra stigmas placed upon Black Men seeking therapy.

WBRE/WYOU-TV Wilkes-Barre (May 7. 2021)

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed in connection with the Sound It Out Campaign, a joint project of Pivotal Ventures and the Ad Council. The program focuses on the power of music to not only aid parents and their middle school children begin conversation, but also harnesses the healing power of music.

#Roland Martin Unfiltered (May 7, 2021)

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed on this popular Daily Digital Show where she discussed a variety of issues that are in the forefront of BIPOC people's mind during Mental Health Awareness Month, including the vicarious trauma experienced from repeated viewing of police violence against Black people on tv and social media, providing culturally competent mental health training as part of police reforms to assist in de-escalation in mental health situations, overcoming the stigma associated with seeking therapy in BIPOC communities.

The Special Report with Areva Martin (May 7, 2021)

Dr. Alfiee was joined with Pastor Marea Perry, Victoria Moran, and Melody Gross for a special Mothers' Day episode celebrating Mothers of Color. 

BNC The World Tonight (May 4, 2021)

Dr. Alfiee spoke with reporter Kelly Wright on The World Tonight to discuss the potential impacts returning to pre-pandemic life can have on mental health and how to ensure that individuals protect themselves.

FOX59 Indianapolis (April 29, 2021)

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.

Mental Health Round Table (April 28, 2021)

Dr. Alfiee discussed mental health and wellness in BIPOC communities with Andria McClellan, candidate for Virginia Lt. Governor. Topics discussed included barriers to mental health treatment, decreasing stigma, and self-care practices.

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.

On COVID-19 and Anxiety (Mar. 10, 2021)

Chinese Global Television (CGTN America) interviews Dr. Alfiee on the effects of COVID-19 on already existing anxiety. She offered many helpful suggestions for becoming more aware of signs and symptoms while not becoming overly fearful of Internet-generated diagnoses.

The Special Report: Black Women, Race & The Royal Family

Dr. Alfiee appeared on Areva Martin's program discussing social/racial justice and mental health issues raised in that now world-famous Meghan Markle interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The Special Report: Healing During Crises

The Special Report: COVID-19 Survivors

The Special Report: Physical & Mental Impact of the 2nd Coronavirus Wave

The Special Report: Surviving the Holidays

The Special Report: Surviving the Holidays, Covid-19 Safety, Stress, & Relationships

The Special Report with Areva Martin: Facebook LIVE

Areva Martin hosted Dr. Alfiee and Dr. Leah Schade on a powerhouse episode of The Special Report with Areva Martin discussing Women, Gender Bias & Dr. Jill Biden.

WHUR: The Special Edition of the Daily Drum (12/16/2020)

How do we find our happy place for 2020 even as the pandemic presents new challenges for the black community and our mental well-being?

I’m Listening with Dr. Chris: Video Podcast

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed on a popular video podcast, I’m Listening with Dr. Chris, on Radio.com discussing and answering mental health questions.

Dr. Oz moderated this event featuring Dr. Alfiee and Dr. Judith Joseph on the topic of Black Mental Health: From Surviving to Thriving.

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.

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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.

AcaDames

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.

Do The Work

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed on the popular podcast, Let’s Go There with Shira & Ryan, on We Are Channel Q discussing former President Trumps’ latest voting scandal, the best ways to make your New Year resolution work for you and if it’s appropriate to COVID shame people.

Stay Safe and Stay Sane Over Your Holiday

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed on the popular podcast, Let’s Go There with Shira & Ryan, on We Are Channel Q. The topic for Dr. Alfiee’s segment was Is Your Relationship Ready for Thanksgiving? and addresses the stresses that relationships can go through this time of year.

Loveline 12-17-20 w/ Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble & Kati Morton

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed on the Podcast Loveline with Dr. Chris discussing new forms of self-care during the pandemic and the AAKOMA Project- which aims o bring mental health services to racial diverse communities.

EP56 - Being Young In Today's World

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed on Being Unnormal Podcast discussing who talks about youth mental health, specifically mental health, and children of color.

Share Your Light with Dr. Alfiee

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed by Ron Funches, discussing the stigma of mental health in the black community and poor parenting.

How To Bring Mental Health Into Your Life

Dr. Alfiee was a featured guest on the Podcast MindTime with Madison discussing Millennials, Gen Zs and even Gen Xers are making history talking about mental health.

Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, PhD (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by D. Sterenchuk & T. Estlund)

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed on the Podcast The Curiosity Hour, discussing the AAKOMA Project, increasing optimal mental and mental health tips.

Alfiee Breland-Noble, URM Mental Health, and the Greasy Pipeline

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed on the Podcast Neurocurious, discussing increasing URM access to mental health and defeating barriers into science.

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”).

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