Healing Starts in the Heart

At AAKOMA, our mission is to:
Raise Consciousness
Empower People
Change Systems

Welcome

At the AAKOMA Project, we envision:

A world where EVERY child, teen, and young adult (inclusive of all points of diversity) feels the freedom to live unapologetically and authentically within an environment that allows them to rise and thrive.

SO, AAKOMA builds the consciousness of youth of color and their caregivers on the recognition and importance of mental health, empowers youth and their families to seek help and manage mental health, and influences systems and services to receive and address the needs of youth of color and their families.

Welcome to AAKOMA and thanks for joining our community!

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Meet one of our Subject Matter Experts, Dr. Jessica Jackson!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Fun fact about Jessicka Jackson: A Different World is her favorite TV show!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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5 SUBTLE SIGNS THAT YOU MAY NOT BE LIVING AUTHENTICALLY⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Meet one of our Subject Matter Experts, Brandon Johnson!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Meet one of our Subject Matter Experts, Dr. JameyLeeanne Rislin ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Fun fact about Jameyleean Nerislin: Dr. Rislin was a professional dancer in Philadelphia. She danced with Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble and the apprentice company of PHILADANCO. She recently completed a dance project entitled "Mothers of the Movement," a work that elevates the voices of Black people that have died due to anti-Black violence and police brutality.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Join @dralfiee, fellow experts, and most importantly, those brave individuals with a lived experience like @rwenshaun willing to share their stories as we highlight actionable steps we can take as a country to fight the stigma of #mentalillness in America on Voices Magnified.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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"Voices Magnified is an original short form series that spotlights a wide range of people making a change in their communities, confronting challenges, and bringing people together. This collection of individual viewpoints gives a national spotlight to timely and important conversations about equality, inclusion and social justice occurring across America today."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You can watch Dr. Alfiee on this episode of Voices Magnified on A&E at 10/9c tonight! 💜⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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A great event, Big East Conference!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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For men’s basketball, Freshmen Fundamentals assists first-year student-athletes with the transition from high school to college and the elite level of BIG EAST basketball. All 36 freshmen on league rosters participated. to Transition Game is aimed at upperclassmen in the Women's Basketball programs, assisting the women’s players in the shift from college to being a professional.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The virtual format allowed both groups to hear from some of the same speakers in individual sessions. Dr. Alfiee worked with both groups of student-athletes to show them that there are always people who care and how they can help each other. #youareneveralone⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Someone else's opinion of you is often a reflection of their own reality; meaning it isn't yours, and doesn't have to be!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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How freeing that YOU get to choose who you are, and what that means to you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Double-tap or share to your story if you needed this reminder today 💛❤️💜⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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From our friends 🤝 This is So 😎 👍🏿
Repost from @sounditouttogether

It can be hard to get your child to open up about their feelings, but sometimes you just need a good way in. What's a book, movie or song that has helped you open a conversation with your kid?

#SoundItOut #BackToSchool #EmotionalWellbeing #MiddleSchool #Feelings



Puede que sea difícil para los niños hablar sobre sus sentimientos, pero a veces solo se necesita una buena forma de empezar. ¿Qué libro, película o canción te ha ayudado a iniciar conversaciones con tu niño?

#SoundItOut #RegresoAClases #bienestaremocional #MiddleSchool #sentimientos #emociones
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3 PEOPLE THAT FACED SETBACKS AND CAME BACK STRONGER:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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1. Michael Jordan⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Did you know that the infamous basketball player was actually CUT from his high school basketball team? However, he didn't let this stop him and once said in an interview “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game-winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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2. Oprah Winfrey⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The billionaire talk show host was fired from one of her first TV jobs as a news anchor! She was also urged to change her name from Oprah to something more common for her talk show, but of course, didn't give into being someone she wasn't!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Did you know that before Beyonce was BEYONCE, and even before Destiny's Child, she was a part of an all-girl group called Girl's Tyme? Girl's Tyme was on the hit TV talent competition, Star Search, and lost! Although this was crushing for the young girl (Beyonce was 8 at the time), the group continued onward and eventually dropped from 6 members to 3, and became Destiny's Child. Throughout these spurts of growth and failure, Beyonce was shaped into the artist we know today.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When is a time that your faced a setback and later realized it was actually a good thing?
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I am absolutely delighted to be a contributor to this critical conversation for today’s times.

Please join me, fellow experts and most importantly, those brave individuals with lived experience like my friend @rwenshaun willing to share their stories, as we highlight actionable steps we can take as a country to fight the stigma of #mentalillness in America.

Please tune in to #VoicesMagnified: Mental Health Crisis on September 20 at 10pm ET/PT. For additional information and resources for help, please visit https://bit.ly/3jX4TtY.
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Meet one of our Subject Matter Experts, Jason Phillips!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Fun fact about Jason Phillips: Jason is a big fan of chocolate chip cookies and is currently taking swimming lessons!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What have you done today for your mental health? 🧠 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Meet one of our Subject Matter Experts, Dr. Shanita Brown!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Fun fact about Dr. Shanita Brown: She loves skating!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We are so excited and pumped for this event!! Soooo many stars and the hosts are @carsondaly and our own @dralfiee 😱😱😱😱😱

Please tell every tween, teen and adult you know to tune in to their local @audacy @imlistening station on 9.23.21 6-8 pm (local time) for an evening of open and honest dialogue about our mental health. This is such an important issue that is so needed. Please share and please join.

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CLAP 👏 FOR 👏 LIZZO 👏⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Representation MATTERS, especially in the entertainment industry, because it influences so much of our culture.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you or a teen/young adult that you know is navigating this cultural landscape and needs support, head to our website and sign up for our FREE virtual therapy for teens and young adults⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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For #WorldSuicidePreventionDay today, join @AFSPnational for a Facebook Live event from 12-8pm ET, where
communities from across the country will be coming together to spread the word and help #StopSuicide. Visit the
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On FRIDAY 9/10/21 catch Dr. Alfiee as she joins Dr. Doreen Marshall of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention day event. 💗⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Featured Event

Featured Event

Black History Month 2021: Paint and Sip with Lexi Underwood
Feb. 27, 2021 at 2 pm ET

Lexi Underwood, star of HULU's Little Fires Everywhere, joined forces with AAKOMA to address teen mental health. Via a virtual paint and sip, co-hosted by Lexi and Morgann Noble, AAKOMA provided 70+ 10-18 years old participants with swag bags of gourmet hot chocolate from Kingsbury Chocolates, an AAKOMA Project mug, a paint kit (replete with easel, canvasses, acrylic paints, brushes, and stencils), and a Starbucks treat.

Upcoming Events

October

7th

Instagram Live: Women in Science
Dr. Alfiee will join the Women in Science series live @ womeninscience_se Let's strengthen the way girls and women see themselves in relation to the world of science!

October

10th

11:00 AM

iHeart Media Mental Wealth Expo
CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD in partnership with the Mental Wealth Alliance PRESENT: Mental Wealth Expo + A Day of Mental Health Healing and Education. Dr. Alfiee will be featured as the mental health expert along with guests Michelle Williams- Grammy Award-winning, singer/songwriter, Jay Barnett- Lifestyle Therapist, Author, Speaker and others for a day of "mental health education and healing" Learn more here: https://power1051.iheart.com/featured/mental-wealth-expo/

Who We Are

Founder

Dr. Alfiee

Operations Manager

Tracey Deavers

Intern

Morgann Noble

Public Relations

Candice Nicole Public Relations

Admin Assistant

My Virtual Resources

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In the News

Voices Magnified: Youth Digital Crisis

Voices Magnified: Youth Digital Crisis

Premiering September 27 2021, “Voices Magnified: Youth Digital Crisis” examines how the digital world is impacting the mental health of America’s youth. This special will pinpoint how addiction to the digital world is impacting the brains of our youth and...
Voices Magnified: Mental Health Crisis

Voices Magnified: Mental Health Crisis

Premiering September 20 2021, “Voices Magnified: Mental Health Crisis” showcases honest and personal stories of Americans from across the country highlighting the critical issue of mental health in America. Dr. Alfiee discusses ways in which we can help...
Facebook Live Audio Room with Tayla Parx

Facebook Live Audio Room with Tayla Parx

Dr. Alfiee was a 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). Taylor Parx |...
11 Alive

11 Alive

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed about the challenge behind parents’ strong stances on whether their children should be required to wear masks, including how those strong stances sometimes lead them to act in ways that do not always put them in the best light. She...
WGVU Morning Show

WGVU Morning Show

Dr. Alfiee was interviewed about the Sound It Out Campaign, which is a program by the Ad Council and Pivotal Ventures designed to help parents and caregivers have more meaningful conversations with their middle schoolers through the power of music. Listen...

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AAKOMA Project, Inc.
contact@aakomaproject.org
4201 Wilson Blvd, Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22203
(571) 486-3382

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Feel free to email us for inquires about volunteering, thought leadership, consulting and partnerships!

For Media Inquiries about about keynotes, presentations and social media influencer partnerships, please connect with Candice Nicole of Candice Nicole Public Relations.

Register here for Virtual Therapy (for young people)

If you are in crisis and need immediate support or intervention, call the mental/behavioral health crisis line of your county behavioral health officeTrained crisis workers are generally available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.  If the situation is potentially life threatening, please go directly to your nearest hospital emergency room.

If you are a teen or young adult in need of mental health support, register here for up to 5 FREE virtual sessions.

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