Healing Youth Alliance to Speak at Congressional Hearing on Mental Health and Equity


The Healing Youth Alliance has been invited by the Cities Thrive Coalition (a group of mayors, county managers, and national mental health organizations who band together to advocate for a stronger, better-funded, and more integrated behavioral health system) to speak to the U.S. congressional mental health caucus on Tuesday, July 27th from 2-3pm. The briefing will focus on the need to build mental health equity in our country and feature speakers from across the country.


Led by the SSW's Kyla Liggett-Creel, The Healing Youth Alliance is a collaborative program between SPHERE, HeartSmiles, and the Black Mental Health Alliance. Youth (between the ages of 16-24) learn about mental health in the African American community and Healing-centered Engagement. Youth then graduate from the program and become public speakers and consultants throughout Baltimore City to offer information and education related to Healing in the African American community.


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