2016 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit
No More Martyrs, in partnership with the City of Birmingham, the Office of Mayor William Bell and the Birmingham City Council, is pleased to present the inaugural Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit in recognition of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.
African-American, Latino, Asian, LGBT and Native American speakers have been invited to share their perspectives on what it means to provide culturally responsive care and services.
This special event will take place at the
on July 14, 2016 with pre-summit training available on July 13th.
Join us for this exciting event. There are two convenient registration options.
(1) Participants can register online at:
(2) Participants can complete a registration form and mail it with a check or money order.
About the Summit
The Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit is a unique national event that focuses on the importance of cultural competence in mental health care and advocacy. The summit is open to the public and scheduled for July 14, 2016. CEU credits are available through pre-summit training offered on July 13, 2016.
The theme of this year's event is:
When Women Speak
Who Should Attend
This event focuses on collaborative conversations about improving quality of mental care and dismantling stigma for minority populations. Target audiences include licensed mental health counselors, university students with interest in mental health, non-profit professionals, social workers, nurses, educators, consumers (and loved ones), mental health advocates, community health organizers and religious leaders.
CEUs are available through Pre-Summit training scheduled for July 13, 2016. To participate, please select one of the trainings listed below:
Cultural Competency Training (Instructor: Asha Dickerson, PhD, LPC, NCC)
Ethics and the Treatment of LGBTQ Population (Instructor: Andrea Mathews, PhD, LPC)
- Click images for speaker bios -
Glenda Wrenn, MD
Jessica Dere, PhD
With great generosity from the Jefferson County Public Health Advised Fund and the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, scholarships are available for mental health consumers and mental health providers from Jefferson County (Alabama) to attend the Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit. For more information, click the link below.
Letter of Support
Do you need an excused absence from work to attend the Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit? Click the link below for a letter of support to provide to your supervisor. This document can be used as supportive material to provide employers as justification for attending this important event.
Tentative Summit Agenda
This event has been made possible by our generous sponsors!
Click on the images below to learn more about our sponsors.
PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR
Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
GOLD LEVEL SPONSOR
SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR
Birmingham City Council - Councilor Jonathan Austin, President and District 5
BRONZE LEVEL SPONSOR
Alabama Power / Southern Company
As a sponsor of the 2016 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit, your organization, company or institution has a wonderful opportunity to make participants aware of your committment to encouraging the overall wellness of Alabama and beyond. No More Martyrs welcomes all levels of support and appreciates your consideration for supporting the success of this year's event.
For those traveling into Birmingham, Alabama:
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
5900 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212
No More Martyrs is committed to making all events accessible to all attendees. For special needs, including dietary restrictions, please email NoMoreMartyrs@Valenrich.com.
For questions or additional information, contact No More Martyrs at NoMoreMartyrs@Valenrich.com or 205-440-2837