About the event
The 2018-19 RCI George and Bernadine Converse Lecture
Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble
“Understanding Global-Historical Context and Complexity
of Mental Health & Depression Disparities in Black Youth”
While the prevalence of depression rates varies little across racial groups of teens, Black (African American, Caribbean Black, Black African and Black Latinx) youth face significant disparities in accessing state of the art care. This presentation will illuminate the underlying historical and globally applicable psychological barriers to depression treatment engagement and research participation cited by Black youth, families and communities.