Mental Health and Substance Abuse/Addiction in the African-American Community

Jefferson memorial

February 27, 2014

Washington, D.C.

In honor of African-American Heritage Month in February, OEMA will sponsor a community forum through its Ethnicity and Health in America Series to raise awareness about the physiological and psychological impact of substance abuse and addiction. The forum, which will be hosted in partnership with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Wards 7 and 8 D.C. Prevention Center, and faculty members from nearby institutions, will focus on mental health and substance abuse among young adults in the African-American community. William B. Lawson, MD, professor and chairman of the department of psychiatry at Howard University College of Medicine, will deliver the keynote address. 

The event is scheduled for Feb. 27, 2014, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology building, 901 15th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20005.