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The mission of Indiana Minority Health Coalition (IMHC) is


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advocacy, and working to increase access to health care services in minority communities.

Minority Mental Health: The Minority Health Initiative Annual Luncheon (MHIAL) is Indiana’s largest activity held that focuses on how chronic

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Hosted by: Dr. Milo Dodson, Ph.D.

is a Senior Staff Psychologist at the UC Irvine Counseling Center. Dr. Dodson directed Hip-Hop artist Common’s Dreamers and Believers Summer Youth Camp for nearly six years and volunteered for both Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp and Kenny Stills’ Still Growing Summit. He contributed an original essay to April Ryan’s book At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White, speaks as an invited guest for radio stations and keynotes, including a panel with Kerry Washington, Nnamdi Asomugha, and Yesi Ortiz for the movie Crown Heights. Dr. Dodson co-hosts a podcast with nationally acclaimed radio personality Yesi Ortiz called Mental Health is R.E.A.L. (Reflecting Empathy to discuss wellness, mental health, and socialjustice.

Karen Vaughn

Karen is a radio personality giving a dose of great music and competing conversation from 10am – 3pm on 100.3 WRNB and 106.7 WTLC. Karen also serves as Operations Manager for Radio-One Indianapolis. Her radio broadcasting expertise has earned her numerous honors and awards throughout her career. She has been honored as Assistant Program Director and Music Director of the Year from Billboard Magazine. Her Radio show has also been nominated for Urban Radio Personality/Show of the year and Karen has been inducted in the Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame in Ohio.

Discussion Segments: “Suicide Crisis and Prevention” Angela Levingston, LCSW

She has over 25 years of experience providing mental health counseling to clients. She is a mental health expert panelist for Urban One’s Inspire U and Inspire Her. Angela is currently in private practice at StraightTalk Counseling, LLC

Dr. Jendayi Olabisi, MD, PSM

Dr. Olabisi a psychiatrist in private practice at Better Life Mental Wellness, a company specializing in delivering virtual psychiatric care. She has had extensive training in medical/psychiatric assessments, psychopharmacology, and evidenced-based treatments for mental health disorders. Dr. Olabisi specializes in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and women’s mental health.

“Mental Health Discussion” Dr. Milo Dodson, Ph.D. (bio above on previous page)

Special Celebrity Guest D.L. Hughley

One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road for years, D.L. can currently be heard nationwide as host of his own afternoon radio show “The DL Hughley Show” which is nationally syndicated in over 60 cities across the country. DL is currently touring as part of the Comedy Get Down Tour, which features DL along with Cedric the Entertainer, George Lopez, and Eddie Griffin. The tour was turned into a docu-reality series, which aired on BET. DL shot his 11th stand up special “DL Hughley: Contrarian” on May 11, 2018 in Philadelphia. The special is currently available on Netflix. In addition, on June 26, 2018, Harper Collins released DL’s third book How Not To Get Shot, And Other Advice From White People. The book, a satirical conversation about race relations, became DL’s second book to reach the New York Times Bestseller List. In 2012, DL created and starred in the satirical documentary special for Comedy Central DL Hughley: The Endangered List, which premiered to rave reviews. The special was honored with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award at the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards. In 2016, DL released his second book Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years, described as a satirical retrospective of Obama’s years in office. The book went on to make the New York Times Bestseller List. Known for being astute and politically savvy in true comedian-style, DL served as host of his own late night talk show on CNN DL Hughley Breaks the News, and was a series regular on the Aaron Sorkin NBC drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. DL hosted the TBS’s game show Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host. He also tapped into his playful side and participated in the 16th season of the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars. As the star and producer of his namesake television show that ran on ABC and UPN The Hughleys, DL is also well known as one of the standout comedians on the hit comedy docu- film The Original Kings of Comedy.

“Health Care Equity and Mental Health” Carl Ellison

Carl is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Indiana Minority Health Coalition (IMHC), a statewide health advocacy organization he helped incorporate in 1994. He was the organization’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for more than 10 years. Mr. Ellison is the Vice Chair of the Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative, and a member of Indiana United Ways Board of Directors. Ellison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Black Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Nadia Richardson, Ph.D.

Dr. Nadia Richardson is a mental health advocate, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) consultant, professor and speaker. She is the Founder of No More Martyrs, a mental health awareness campaign that seeks to build a community of support for Black women and girls. No More Martyrs continues to blaze trails in Black mental health with signature programs such as the Mental Health Equity and Liberation Summit, Sister Speak Suicide Awareness Initiative and Voting Matters to our Mental Health campaign. As a university instructor, she leads courses on diversity, bioethics, social justice leadership and culturally responsive care.

Honors Awards:

The Amos Brown “Minority Health Communicator” Award

The Amos Brown Minority Health Communicator Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a strong, long-term commitment to providing news and information to racial and ethnic minority communities.

Recipient: Tina Cosby - Community Affairs Director for the Indianapolis Stations of Radio One and host of the daily talk show Community Connection on AM 1310, 92.7 FM, and 95.1 FM The Light.

Recipient: Carolene Mays-Medley - President, Inspiring Leadership, LLC; President, Black Leadership & Legacies; Creator & Host, Community Link on WISH-TV

The William “Bill” Mays “Minority Health Titan” Award

The William “Bill” Mays Minority Health Titan Award is presented to an individual that possesses the business savvy to leverage resources for community-based organizations and prolific involvement in addressing health disparities and inequities that disproportionately affect minority communities.

Recipient: DuJuan McCoy - Owner, President & CEO of Circle City Broadcasting; Owner of WISH-TV and WNDY-TV Award Recipient Video

The Honorable William “Bill” Crawford “Minority Health Power” Award

The Honorable William “Bill” Crawford Minority Health Power Award is presented to an individual that advocates for the elimination of minority health disparities and chronic health conditions. This individual works tirelessly to ensure that services are available to address a variety of chronic health conditions, to increase access to quality care for the most vulnerable segment of our communities and help develop health policy to ensure that resources are available.

Recipient: Danielle Patterson - State Government Relations Director for the American Heart Association

The Nancy Jewell “Minority Health Spirit” Award

The Nancy Jewell Award Recognize an up-and-coming public health professional that advocates on behalf of underserved communities and aggressively addresses health disparities that disproportionately effect minorities.

Recipient: Ashley Lopez - Director of Latino Affairs of Indiana Senate Democrats; Latinx Roundtable Director


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Stats Diagnosed mental illness in Indiana & U.S. by race INDIANA • In Indiana, the prevalence of adults with diagnosed mental illness is 22.3% which is higher than the United States (19.9%). •U nfortunately, the prevalence of adults in Indiana with diagnosed mental illness is not available by race, ethnicity. UNITED STATES Nearly one in five adults live with mental illness in the U.S. • • • • • •

lack adults (17.3%) B Hispanic/Latinx (18.0%) American Indian/Alaska Native (18.7%) Asian (14.4%) Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders (16.6%) White (22.2%)

Stats Major depressive episodes reported among adolescents INDIANA • In Indiana, the prevalence of adolescents reporting a major depressive episode during the past year is 18.4% which is higher than the U.S. prevalence (15.0%). •U nfortunately, the prevalence of adolescents in Indiana reporting a major depressive episode during the past year is not available by race, ethnicity. UNITED STATES The prevalence of youth (12 to 17 years of age) reporting a major depressive episode during the past year: • Black (9.4%) • Hispanic/Latinx (13.8%) • American Indian/Alaska Native (16.3%) • Asian (4.4%) • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders (4.7%) • White (14.0%)

Stats Suicide rates in Indiana & U.S. by race (per 100,000) INDIANA • Non-Hispanic Blacks (8.45) • Hispanic/Latinx (6.30) • Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska • Native (N/A) • Non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders (N/A) • Non-Hispanic Whites (15.79) UNITED STATES • Non-Hispanic Blacks (7.04) • Hispanic Latinx (7.24) • Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska • Native (13.64) • Non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders (7.04) • Non-Hispanic Whites (15.67)

#DidYouKnow It is a myth that “suicide is a white thing.” Data historically shows lower rates of suicide among Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) than white Americans despite racial and ethnic minorities experiencing higher rates of social stressors. There could be many reasons for this including racial disparities in suicide data. Deaths in BIPOC are more likely to be coded as undetermined than those of white Americans in part because racial and ethnic minorities are less likely than whites to leave a note and to have a record of mental disorders. (Lower rates of mental health diagnoses reflect at least in part poorer access to health care and treatment.)


The crisis of black youth suicide • I n youth ages 10 to 19 years, suicide is the second leading cause of death. • The suicide death rate among Black youth has been found to be increasing faster than any other racial/ ethnic group. • Black youth under 13 years are twice as likely to die by suicide than their white counterparts. • An analysis of CDC data reveals the rise in suicide attempts among Black adolescents has been increasing since 1991 — rising a staggering 73% over the last 25 years, while injury by attempt rose by 122% for Black adolescent boys during that time period. • Meanwhile...

#DidYouKnow Meanwhile...Black adolescents are significantly less likely to receive care for depression—a major risk factor for suicide—with pervasive structural inequities, social determinants of health, stigma and mistrust of healthcare providers creating daunting barriers to treatment.


People who need but do not seek mental health services: In the United State, more than half of adults (55.2%) who needed mental health services did not seek these services. The portion of Black and Brown people who needed mental health services did not seek these services is higher than Whites. • Black adults (67.1%) • Hispanic/Latinx (66.1%) • American Indian/Alaska Native (not available) • Asian (76.7%) • White (50.0%)

Why aren’t minorities seeking helllp if they need it? One reason people of color may not be “seeking” mental health services is because there is a shortage of mental health professionals of color. For racial and ethnic minorities, it is difficult to find a therapist that is able to culturally connect with them, in other words, a mental health professional who looks like them and can relate on a personal level. According to @APA, Black psychologists comprised just 3% of the psychology workforce. Black male psychologists made up just 0.87% of psychologists.


Disparities in mental health professionals In Indiana, the racial, ethnic diversity of mental health professionals is limited. For example, the following details indicate the race, ethnicity reported by psychologists in Indiana. • Black (3.1%) • Hispanic/Latinx (1.3%) • American Indian/Alaska Native (0.2%) • Asian/Pacific Islander (2.9%) • White (92.2%) In the United States, the racial, ethnic diversity of mental health professionals is limited. For example, the following details indicate the race, ethnicity reported by psychologist in the U.S. • Black (4%) • Hispanic/Latinx (5%) • Asian (6%) • White (86%)

Please Note... An earlier statistic showed that a larger percentage of white Americans experience diagnosed mental illness when compared to racial and ethnic minorities. However, when compared to white Americans, data shows that racial and ethnic minorities experience higher rates of mental distress. Also, a larger percentage of racial and ethnic minorities experience adverse social conditions that can negatively impact mental health outcomes. For many people of color, their mental health issues simply go undiagnosed. .

#RaiseAwareness #MinorityMentalHealth What does racism have to do with health? Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH on Racism and Health: “What we know is this: racism is a serious public health threat that directly affects the well-being of millions of Americans. As a result, it affects the health of our entire nation. Racism is not just the discrimination against one group based on the color of their skin or their race or ethnicity, but the structural barriers that impact racial and ethnic groups differently to influence where a person lives, where they work, where their children play, and where they worship and gather in community. These social determinants of health have life-long negative effects on the mental and physical health of individuals in communities of color.” Over generations, these structural inequities have resulted in stark racial and ethnic health disparities that are severe, far-reaching and unacceptable.

City of Indianapolis deemed racism a public health crisis on June 8, 2020. CITY COUNTY SPECIAL RESOLUTION NO. 18, 2020 “BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY-COUNTY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS AND OF MARION COUNTY, INDIANA: Section 1. That we declare racism to be a public health crisis in Indianapolis and Marion County that affects all members of our community and that deserves action from all levels of government and civil society...”


Emotional fitness resources BE WELL CRISIS HELPLINE Speak with a trained counselor 24/7 regarding stress, anxiety, loneliness or mental health strains due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Service is free and confidential. Call: 211 Enter Your Zip Code and Press: 3 Call Now INDIANA 211 A free, confidential service that connects Hoosiers to local resources and services for food, housing, utility bill support and more across Indiana. Call: 211 Text: Your Zip Code to 898-211 (M-F, 8am – 5pm) CRISIS TEXT LINE Free, 24/7 support from a trained crisis counselor Chat: Text HOME to 741741 Visit Crisis Text Line INDIANA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 Medical Call Center Call with COVID-19 medical questions or concerns. Call: (877) 826-0011 NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE Help for if you or someone you know is experiencing violence. Call: (800) 799-7233 TTY: (800) 787-3224 Chat: Text LOVEIS to 22522

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE Help for if you or someone you know is experiencing violence. Call: (800) 799-7233 TTY: (800) 787-3224, Chat: Text LOVEIS to 22522 NATIONAL ADDICTION & RECOVERY HELPLINE Free, confidential treatment referral and information for individuals and families. Call: 800-662-HELP (4357) TTY: 800-487-4889 Visit NARH THE DISASTER DISTRESS HELPLINE 24/7 Immediate crisis counseling for stress, anxiety, depression and more. Call: (800) 985-5990 TTY: (800) 846-8517 Chat: Text TalkWithUS to 66746 Llama: (800) 985-5990 (Llama y prensa “2”) Charla: Texto Hablanos to 66746 Visit DDH Suicide Prevention Lifeline SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE Confidential, 24/7 support for those experiencing emotional distress or considering hurting themselves. Call: (800) 273-TALK(8255) TTY: (800) 799-4889 VETERANS’ CRISIS LINE Confidential, 24/7 support for veterans experiencing emotional distress or considering hurting themselves. Call: (800) 273-TALK(8255) TTY: (800) 799-4889



Cummins Mental Health Center, Inc. 6655 East US 36 Avon, IN 46123 317-272-3330 cumminsbhs.org

Park Center, Inc. 909 E. State Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46805 260-481-2721 parkcenter.org

BLOOMINGTON Centerstone of Indiana DBA Centerstone 645 S Rogers Bloomington, IN 47403 812-339-1691 centerstone.org CARMEL Aspire, Indiana Behavioral Health System 697 Pro-Med Lane Carmel, IN 46032 317-574-0055 AspireIndiana.org EVANSVILLE Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. 415 Mulberry St. Evansville, IN 47713 812-423-7791 southwestern.org

GARY Edgewater Health 1100 W. 6th Avenue Gary, IN 46402 219-885-4264 edgewaterhealth.org GOSHEN Oaklawn Psychiatric Center, Inc. 330 Lakeview Drive Goshen, IN 46257 574-533-1234 oaklawn.org INDIANAPOLIS Adult & Child Mental Health Center, Inc. 8320 Madison Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46227 317-882-5122 adultchild.org

Gallahue Mental Health Center 6950 Hillsdale Court Indianapolis, IN 46250 317-588-7600 ecommunity.com Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County DBA: Eskenazi Midtown Community Mental Health Center 720 Eskenazi Ave Indianapolis, IN 46202 317-880-8491 Crisis: 317-880-8485 indychamber.com

KENDALLVILLE Northeastern Center 220 S. Main St. PO Box 817 Kendallville, IN 46755 260-347-2453 necmh.org KOKOMO Community Howard Regional Health, Inc. 3500 S. LaFountain St. Kokomo, IN 46902 765-453-8555 ecommunity.com



Southern Hills Counseling Center 480 Eversman Drive PO Box 769 Jasper, IN 47547-0769 812-482-3020

Community Mental Health Center, Inc. 285 Bielby Road Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 812-537-1302 cmhcinc.org



Lifespring 460 Spring St. Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-2080

Four County Counseling Center 1015 Michigan Ave. Logansport, IN 46947 574-722-5151 fourcounty.org


MARION Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc. 505 Wabash Avenue Marion, IN 46952 765-662-3971 cornerstone.org MUNCIE Meridian Services Corp 240 N Tillotson Avenue Muncie Indiana 47304 765-288-1928 meridiansc.org MERRILLVILLE Southlake Community Mental Health Center, Inc. 8555 Taft St. Merrillville, IN 46410 219-769-4005 regionalmentalhealth.org MICHIGAN CITY Swanson Center 450 St. John Road, Suite 501 Michigan City, IN 46360 219-879-4621 swansoncenter.org SOUTH BEND Oaklawn Psychiatric Center, Inc. 330 Lakeview Drive Goshen, IN 46528 574-533-1234 Crisis-Local: 574-533-1234

Toll Free: 800-282-0809 oaklawn.org TERRE HAUTE Hamilton Center, Inc. 620 8th Avenue Terre Haute, IN 47804 812-231-8323 hamiltoncenter.org VALPARAISO Porter-Starke Services, Inc. 601 Wall St. Valparaiso, IN 46383 219-531-3500 porterstarke.org VINCENNES Samaritan Center 515 Bayou St. Vincennes, IN 47591 812-886-6800 gshvin.org WEST LAFAYETTE Valley Oaks Health 415 N. 26th St., Suite 201 Lafayette, IN 47904 765-446-6400 valleyoaks.org

Video Resources The connection between mental health and your gut

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4 Breathing Exercises to Ease Anxiety

ORGANIZATIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. nami.org National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide (NOPCAS) Provides training on recognizing the signs when someone is in a suicidal crisis. nopcas.org The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide Encourages public awareness through educational training programs. sptsusa.org Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) Federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, including an extensive library of suicide prevention resources. sprc.org The Trevor Project Lifeline Offers around the clock crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people, from ages 13 to 24. thetrevorproject.org Finding mental Health Care Therapy for Black Men Web site and directory for men of color seeking support from mental health guidance or professionals. therapyforblackmen.org Therapy for Black Girls Web site and directory for women of color seeking support from mental health guidance or professionals. therapyforblackgirls.com Black Mental Health Alliance for Education and Consultation Mental health referrals and resources. (410) 338-2642

MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER ASSOCIATIONS WITH SEARCHABLE DATABASES National Directory of Black Psychiatrists of America: Black Mental Health Alliance Develops, promotes and sponsors trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities. blackmentalhealth.com/black-psychiatrists The National Queer and Trans Therapist of Color Network A community of care, resource sharing, connection, and learning for queer and trans black, indigenous and people of color providing and seeking mental health resources. nqttcn.com Help for Child and Teen Survivors of Suicide Loss The Dougy Center Resources for children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death. dougy.org The National Alliance for Grieving Children raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. nationalallianceforgrievingchildren.org BOOKS Mind Matters: A Resource Guide to Psychiatry for Black Communities by Global Health Psychiatry, LLC et al Black Mental Health: Patients, Providers & Systems by Ezra E.H. Griffith, et al The Impact of Racism on Child & Adolescent Health by the American Academy of Pediatrics Black Suicide by Alton Kirk, PhD





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Dr. Milo Dodson, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist, Sr Manager for Diversity & Inclusion and Community Outreach at Belkin International.

Karen Vaughn

Radio Personality at Radio-One

A Mental health discussion featuring Celebrity Keynote D.L. Hughley. A suicide crisis and prevention discussion with Angela Levingston, LCSW & Dr. Jendayi Olabisi, MD. A panel discussion on health care equity and mental health with IMHC President Carl Ellison & Dr. Nadia Richardson, Ph.D. A performance by IU Soul Revue, directed by James Strong

D.L. Hughley

American actor, political commentator, radio host, author, and stand-up comedian.

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