As Black people face an onslaught of grief, stress and isolation triggered by a devastating pandemic and repeated instances of racial injustice, churches play a crucial role in addressing the mental health of their members and the greater community. Religious institutions have long been havens for emotional support. But faith leaders say the challenges of this year have catapulted mental health efforts to the forefront of their mission. Dr. Alfiee spoke to CNN about the AAKOMA Project often speaking to church groups about depression, recognizing the church setting as one of the best ways to reach a diverse segment of the Black community and raise mental health awareness. Read more.

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