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Join us in raising awareness about mental health issues in black men and the African American community through film and discussion. Free Continental Breakfast will be provided.
9:30AM – Doors open for free Continental Breakfast
10:30AM – Screen two short films: Love Jordan and The Comeback
11:00AM – Panel discussion on Black men and mental health with community leaders
Love Jordan short film: Ms. Mitchell is the communications teacher at Currentside High. She loves her students and would do anything for them. So when she finds a suicide note signed “Love, Jordan” stating that tonight will be the author’s last night on earth she is determined to find out which of the seventeen Jordans that attend Currentside High it is before it’s too late.
Click the link to see the Love Jordan Trailer
The Comeback: A short documentary about the nationally recognized Champions Bootcamp created by Darryl K. Webster Senior Pastor at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist church. Champions Bootcamp provides:
• Small Groups in a Safe Environment
• Positive Male Exposure & Mentorship • Life-Changing Testimonials
• Fun, Purposeful, Engaging Activities & Life Skills • Affirmations
• Age-Appropriate Biblical Lessons & Personal Application
Care to Change tackles hard topics with church leaders at this quarterly roundtable. September 17th topics include mental health and suicide. How to recognize signs, how to intervene, and how to resopnd when suicide strikes your church. Space is limited and breakfast is provided so registration is required to attend. Registration starts April 30.
“Love, Jordan” is a film about teen suicide by CIC AmeriCorps member Dija Henry. After the film, there will be a discussion about how to provide suicide prevention training to communities and cultures that are less comfortable talking about mental health.