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Mental Health in Conversation!
Below you will find links to recent events demonstrating moments of advocacy and educating the public about mental health in non-traditional settings.
Healthy Minds, Healthy Community!
Dr. Smedley was a guest panelist discussing racial trauma with host, Harold Branch III, creator, Dr. Evelyn Burrell, and fellow guests APA CEO Dr. Arthur Evans and Urban Trauma expert Dr. Maysa Akbar.
Juneteenth - Celebrating black mental health
To honor Juneteenth 2020, Dr. Smedley organized a panel of colleagues to have a conversation about black mental health as a part of DCPA's ongoing Task Force efforts. When asked, why Juneteenth, Dr. Smedley commented, "We have joy but are fatigued from controlling our fear. We love but are weary from persistent rage. We laugh but maintain a readily available lament. This is why we honor black mental health on Juneteenth."
Dr. Smedley on NBC4 Washington
Dr. Smedley is co-leading the DC Psychological COVID-19 Task Force. She was interviewed by NBC Washington's Darcy Spencer and shared details about the task force and discussed the current mental health needs of the community!
DCPA COVID-10 Town Hall
Mental Health in the Black Church During a Pandemic
Dr. Smedley recently held a two-part virtual discussion about mental health with Pastor Dante Quick at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Vallejo, CA. (Published 4/22 & 29/2020)