Sending Office: Honorable Bonnie Watson Coleman
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Join us for the Third Forum of the Congressional Black Caucus’s Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

2:00PM – 3:30PM

2325 Rayburn HOB


Dear Colleagues,

On Tuesday, July 16, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)’s Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health
will convene for the third time to hear from experts on how the today’s media & technology may have changed or amplified the issues Black youth experience when addressing mental health. Since the start of the 21st Century, society has developed
new ways to communicate and interact. Starting with the internet, we soon gain social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Today literally billions of people around the world spend countless hours on these platforms. Along with the
advancements in our technology, our media has evolved – using the new platforms and adapting to the times.

During this discussion, we will look at what role, if any, media & technology play on the mental health and suicide rates among Black youth. We will also examine how actions like bullying, racisms, and hatred through these platforms have impacted Black youth
and how these same mediums can be use as potential tools to help those who are struggling with mental illness or dealing with suicidal thoughts.


WHAT: Media & Technology, And The Roles They Play In Mental Health

WHERE: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 16, 2019

                2:00PM to 3:30PM

WHO:  Jasmin Pierre, Creator of The Safe Place App

             Eunique Jones Gibson, Founder of Because of Them We Can

 Brendesha Tynes PhD, Associate Professor of Education and Psychology at the USC Rossier School of Education


Staff and interns are welcome to attend. To RSVP, please fill out this form
. For more information please contact Brad Korten at or (202) 225-5801.





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