Past Events

Events

November

19th

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Our Subject Matter Expert, Dr. Jessica Jackson will be talking about Mental Health in the workplace.

November

5th

SoundMind App Launch

Dr. Alfiee will be on hand with SoundMind Launch Gala at the Recording Academy Grammy Museum as they prepare to launch their new app. The mission of SoundMind is to improve the world’s accessibility to mental health resources through the power of audio and visual sound therapy, and we couldn’t be more excited to work with team SoundMind. The SoundMind app will officially hit all app stores on November, 6, 2021.

October

29th

Critical Conversations Series Sustaining the Self: The Mental Health Pandemic – The Toronto Internal Festival of Authors

Our Subject Matter Expert, Dr. Shanita Brown, will be joining Betta Lai, Amy Nam, and Melanie Siebert in a panel discussion on the changes youth are calling for as well as strategies to help youth thrive. You can sign up and register for this virtual event here.

October

28th

1:00 PM

Empowering Youth Mental Health – Springfield Public Forum

Dr. Alfiee will meet with Springfield, MA high school students for a discussion on how they can protect their mental health. In the evening, Dr. Alfiee will be a guest at one of the country's oldest free public speaking series as she explores how to better support youth, teen, and college student mental health, especially given the dramatic increase in the numbers of young people in the younger age group showing up in emergency rooms for psychiatric or mental health concerns. If you want to be a part of the conversation, you can register for the evening virtual session through ...

October

23rd

APA SUMMIT ON THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION AND PRACTICE IN PSYCHOLOGY

Dr. Alfiee will be joining other industry leaders as they discuss ways to strategically prepare the psychological profession for the future while ensuring that inclusion, diversity, and equity are at the heart of all programs.

October

11th

Arlington Public Schools of VA

Our Subject Matter Experts Dr. Jessica Jackson and Dr. Farzana Saleem conducted a training program for the Arlington Public Schools of VA. They provide a framework on how to help school social and mental health services personnel learn about racial stress and trauma that may be impacting BIPOC youth in their communities.

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/

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! https://www.instagram.com/tv/CUvO8xNKyDd/

October

6th

MTV Entertainment Group – Better Together: Celebrating Storytelling: A Mental Health Expert Roundtable

Dr. Alfiee joined with Dr. Christine Yu Moutier for a Mental Health Expert Roundtable led by Noopur Agarwal Vice, President of Social Impact for ViacomCBS. This Roundtable was part of the kickoff of MTV's Better Together: Mental Health Storytelling Series.With the goal of fostering dialogue about the impact that mental health storytelling can have especially during an uncertain time. Watch here: https://vimeo.com/625795245

September

23rd

SelfMade Junior Advisory Meeting

Dr. Alfiee will be joining SelfMade and their Junior Advisory Board in their inaugural meeting.

September

23rd

I’m Listening

Dr. Alfiee joins Carson Daly as co-host for Audacy's fifth annual "I'm Listening" special, a live national broadcast bringing together artists, athletes, medical specialists, and others with intimate conversations about mental health through authentic, open dialogue led by some of the nation’s top influencers. Learn more here: https://www.audacy.com/im-listening/carson-daly-and-dr-alfiee-host-im-listening-2021

September

21st

Lifeline

Two of AAKOMA's amazing Directors from our Board, H. Kathy Williams and Kathy Springfield Cobb, will be presenting to the staff of a national network of crisis centers as part of their Beyond Cultural Competency program. They will be talking about Breaking the Silence -- Identify Depression and Assisting with Suicide Prevention with Diverse Callers.

September

18th

BIG East Freshmen Fundamentals

Dr. Alfiee will be one of the speakers at The BIG EAST Conference's annual Freshmen Fundamentals and Transition Game programs hosted in a virtual format this year, as men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes from across all 11 BIG EAST schools will log on for interactive sessions on Saturday, Sept. 18.

September

10th

Instagram Live with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Dr. Alfiee will join Dr. Doreen Marshall on Fri. 9/10 around 4:00 PM EST for a special guest interview as part of the AFSP's World Suicide Prevention Day with celebrity artists, partners, and mental health professionals, a free virtual concert and panels on mental health, suicide prevention, and more.

August

11th

Mount Olive Bible Study on Grief

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw25T7pqjH4

July

27th

1:00 PM

Sickle Cell Virtual Summer Enrichment Camp

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July

26th

6:30 PM

NAMI Northern Virginia Monthly Community Meeting

Overcoming Mental Health Stigma in Diverse Youth: The AAKOMA FLOA program

July

21st

3:00 PM

IG Live with SelfMade

Watch here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CRmgv37KpNo/

July

17th

11:00 AM

2nd Annual When the Music Stops Summit

A Celebration of Music. Community. Mental Health. Wellness. Featuring Special Guest Speakers. DJs. Panels. Musical Performances. Dr. Alfiee will be moderating the “How Culture Affects Mental Health in Communities of Color” panel at 1:00 pm ET. The event begins at 11:00 am ET/8:00 am PT. Follow on IG @WhenTheMusicStops Tickets

July

12th

3:00 PM

IG Live with Slumberkins

@Slumberkins

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