Welcome to the AAKOMA Project
AAKOMA believes that to meet the mental health needs of Youth of Color, we need to operate at three levels – raising consciousness among individuals, providing accessible tools for ongoing management, and shifting systems to receive youth and provide better care.
Red Table Talk
Dr. Alfiee joined Jada Pinkett-Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris to speak about the differing types of depression and have an honest conversation surrounding suicide.
The Power of Kindness
Lady Gaga released her new short film, The Power of Kindness, in honor of World Kindness Day. In connection with the Born This Way Foundation, Gaga and Dr. Alfiee spoke with 11 young people about their mental health journey.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
A huge thank you to @trevornoah and @thedailyshow for supporting The AAKOMA Project! On the Daily Show during Mental Illness Awareness Week, Trevor said this about us: “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. So please consider donating to The AAKOMA Project.”
July 23, 2022
UJC Summit: Inaugural Social Justice Convention
Dr. Alfiee joined a panel moderated by Charlamagne tha God about decriminalizing mental health.
MTV White House Mental Health Youth Action Forum 2022
April 1, 2022
MTV, in coordination with the Biden-Harris Administration and 18 leading mental health nonprofits, convened the first-ever mental health youth action forum to drive culture from awareness to action.
Alfiee M. Breland-Noble (known professionally as Dr. Alfiee) is a pioneering psychologist, scientist, author and media contributor. As founder of The AAKOMA Project 501c3, she envisioned and built The AAKOMA Project from an academic medicine research lab in major teaching hospitals (at Duke and Georgetown) into a thriving Woman of Color led, million-dollar mental health nonprofit.Learn more