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Ourselves Black Podcast

OurselvesBlack doesn’t stop here! Join us for our weekly podcast that delves into black mental health. Listen as Senior Editor Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson, interviews mental health experts on a variety of topics and also provides a glimpse into the mental health journeys of others. Be sure to check out brief profiles about each week’s guest and links to bonus content. Subscribe at ourselvesblack.com/obpodcast or check out the podcast section of OurselvesBlack.com.

Couples Therapy: Dr. Ayanna Abrams Part 1.

Our guest expert, Dr. Ayanna Abrams is a licensed clinical psychologist in Georgia and CEO/Founder of Ascension Behavioral Health, LLC. Dr. Abrams enjoys providing consultation and guest speaking opportunities to organizations (specifically non-profit), schools, churches, hospitals, & amp; other media and has been featured on Huffington Post Live, Therapy for Black Girls & Silence the Shame. She is also the proud co-founder of Not So Strong, a mental health initiative focused on emotional healing of black women through use of vulnerable narratives.

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Dr. Annelle Primm: Innovative Solutions/Use of Technology Addressing Young Adult Mental Health Part. 2

Dr. Annelle Primm, a community psychiatrist based in Baltimore, Maryland, is the Senior Medical Advisor for the Steve Fund, the nation's only organization focused on the mental health and emotional well-being of college students of color. Dr. Primm was formerly Deputy Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and served as APA's Director of the Office of Minority and National Affairs. She was previously Director of the Johns Hopkins Community Psychiatry Program where she oversaw a variety of mental health services for adults. Dr. Primm has written and lectured widely on culture issues in mental health, eliminating disparities in mental health care, and the social determinants of mental health.

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Dr. Annelle Primm: Innovative Solutions/Use of Technology Addressing Young Adult Mental Health Part. 1

Dr. Annelle Primm, a community psychiatrist based in Baltimore, Maryland, is the Senior Medical Advisor for the Steve Fund, the nation's only organization focused on the mental health and emotional well-being of college students of color. Dr. Primm was formerly Deputy Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and served as APA's Director of the Office of Minority and National Affairs. She was previously Director of the Johns Hopkins Community Psychiatry Program where she oversaw a variety of mental health services for adults. Dr. Primm has written and lectured widely on culture issues in mental health, eliminating disparities in mental health care, and the social determinants of mental health.

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Dr. Ericka Goodwin: Non-Medication Treatments and Choosing and Evaluating Providers Part. 1

Dr. Ericka Goodwin is a graduate of Spelman College. Dr. Goodwin completed her M.D. at Emory University and her General Psychiatry Residency at Morehouse School of Medicine. She then completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston-Harvard University. She has held multiple leadership positions in the American Psychiatric Association. Her goal is to provide thoughtful psychiatric services that are fueled by love. She also has a passion for assisting others with integrating principles of mental wellness into everyday life to maximize their personal happiness and success. She a contributing author to the book Mind Matters: A Resource Guide to Psychiatry for Black Communities which assists to empower people in the community about mental health, so they can live their best lives.

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Dr. Nzinga Harrison: Addiction and Black Mental Health Part. 1

A well-respected physician and educator, Dr. Harrison is the Chief Medical Officer for Anka Behavioral Health Inc. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with Spanish and Chemistry minors at Howard University, completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and General Psychiatry Residency at Emory University. She is Board-Certified in Adult General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. She is Co-Founder of Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform and currently serves as Campaign Psychiatrist for the Let’s Get Mentally Fit campaign. She is the wife of a stock market investor, and mother to two sons, aged eleven and thirteen.

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Dr. Aderonke Oguntoye/ African-Americans and Africans - It’s Complicated

Dr. Aderonke Oguntoye is an ivy league educated, double board certified adult and forensic psychiatrist. She received her Bachelors of Arts in psychology from Cornell University, her Medical Doctor degree from Mercer University, her adult psychiatry training at Harvard University and her forensic psychiatry training at Georgetown University. She is the owner and chief medical officer of Evolve Psychiatric Services where she provides general and forensic psychiatric care in the New York City metropolitan area. Her academic interests include minority health disparities, trauma related disorders and resilience.

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