My  Mental Health Matters

August 19-21, 2022 in Waltham, MA

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Join us as we work to support Boston’s African and Black communities around mental health and wellness!

Three days of FREE events include:

  • Film screening, followed by a Q+A
  • Engaging talks on various topics, including child and adolescent mental health, what to do if you or a loved one is experiencing mental health symptoms, the intersection of spirituality and mental health, and more
  • Hands-on activities for the whole family, focused on understanding the brain and how it affects thoughts, emotions, and behaviors

Hosted by WOPI Boston.


Join us in person for this FREE EVENT!

Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Waltham
450 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, MA, 02451

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Who Attends

  • Parents and Kids/Teens
  • Educators
  • Faith Leaders
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Community Organizations

Film Screening

Friday, August 19 @ 7-9pm

Join us as we screen the film Outside the House: A Mental Health Documentary, by filmmaker Darnell Lamont Walker.

The film is about “how important it is to share our stories so others will understand they are not alone.”

Experts will be on hand for a Q+A session following the screening.

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Engaging Talks

Saturday, August 20 @ 12-5pm

Join us for several talks around mental health, covering topics such as child and adolescent wellness as well as a look at mental health in various countries around the world.

  • 12-12:10pm – Welcome
  • 12:10-12:50pm – Insights for Boston’s African and Black Communities From Mental Health Community Work in Ghana and Kenya with Dr. Rick Wolthusen
  • 12:50-1:30pm – Depression and Anxiety in Kids and Teens with Deanndra “Dee” Howard, LICSW
  • 1:30-1:40pm – Break
  • 1:40-2:20pm – Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community with Dr. Omotola “Tola” T’Sarumi
  • 2:20-3pm – Understanding Trauma with Dr. Alaptagin “Al” Khan
  • 3-3:30pm – Break
  • 3:30-4:10pm – Living With Mental Illness with Rev. Dr. Norma J. Heath and moderator Scott J. O’Brien
  • 4:10-4:50pm – Intersection of Mental Health and Faith with Dorothy SSebakka and Rev. Angelika A. Zollfrank

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Family Day!

Sunday, August 21 @ 3-5pm or 5-7pm

We’re hosting interactive sessions around brain health, including activities that can be enjoyed by adults and young people alike.

Two times to choose from. Sign up now!

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Aug 19-21, 2022

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All times listed are Eastern time zone

  • Friday


    August 19, 2022

  • Saturday


    August 20, 2022

  • Sunday


    August 21, 2022


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About the Venue

The event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Waltham, located at 450 Totten Pond Road in Waltham, Massachusetts.

More information about directions and parking can be found on their website.


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