Community Coalition For Mental Health

The Mission of the Community Coalition on Mental Health is to:

  • Foster community-academic partnerships
  • Identify ways to increase awareness about depression
  • Reduce mental health stigma and promote social justice
  • Encourage help seeking for mental health problems among people in Harlem, with a specific focus on people of African descent in faith-based settings
We are currently conducting research to train Church Leaders in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). MHFA is a public education program that introduces participants to the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, emphasizes early treatment, and connects people to needed supports.

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Our Team

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  • Rev. Dr. Charles Butler

  • Teena Brooks  NYC Department of Health

    Teena Brooks

  • Professor Joyce Johnson First Corinthian Baptist Church & Monroe College

    Professor Joyce Johnson

  • Pastor Michael A Walrond Jr First Corinthian Baptist Church

    Michael A Walrond Jr

  • La’Shay Morris, MPH  School of Social Work, Columbia University

    La’Shay Morris, MPH

  • Erin Leigh

    Erin Leigh George

  • Dr. Samuel K. Roberts  Columbia University

    Dr. Samuel K. Roberts

  • Dr. Sidney Hankerson  Columbia University Medical Center

    Dr. Sidney Hankerson

  • Dr. Laura Smith  Teacher’s College, Columbia University

    Dr. Laura Smith

  • Dr Martha Sullivan  Gouverneur Health & Church of St. Charles Borromeo

    Dr Martha Sullivan

  • Emely Santiago

    Emely Santiago

  • Alicia James founder and President ARJ Solutions

    Alicia James

  • Jaylaan Ahmad-Llewellyn

    Jaylaan Ahmad-Llewellyn

  • Stefan Pienkowski

    Stefan Pienkowski

  • Michael Connolly

    Michael Connolly

  • Xavier Porter

    Xavier Porter

  • Ivyonne Harris

  • Doris A. Rhem