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Since the stigmas associated with mental health care often begin early, we work with teenagers and their families to raise awareness, conduct patient-centered research, and encourage young people to begin conversations in their communities.
We bring a special focus on the unique experiences of people of color. As a result, we are able to engage with communities on a deeper, culturally-relevant level by conducting research and providing clinical support.
Welcome to AAKOMA and thanks for joining our community!
All too often, Americans view mental health as a privilege for the wealthy and feel unwelcomed by or disconnected from traditional providers. At the AAKOMA Project, we are working to change that perception. We believe that everyone — regardless of background, income, or identity — deserves optimal mental health.
How do WE define optimal mental health?
We define optimal mental health as
- Recognizing mental health challenges when they arise
- Understanding where to go for help
- Supporting friends and loved ones to seek help
Florida International Union Black Student Union | Our Minds Matter: A Virtual Mental Health Conference
Who We Are
AAKOMA leverages critical partnerships, collaborations and supports to move our work forward. Some of our recent partners, collaborators and supporters include:
- Starkbucks Foundation
- Mental Health Coalition
- Mental Health America
- YR Media
- Pivotal Ventures
- Community Foundation of Northern VA
- Harry’s Shave Club/Flamingo
- Innovation Health
- U.S. Congressional Black Caucus
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Usher’s New Look Foundation
- Alliance for Health Policy
- Mt. Olive Baptist Church
- Taylor Strategy
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Hours: By Appointment
Feel free to email us for inquires about keynotes, presentations, volunteering, consulting and partnerships!