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Panel Discussion Addresses Minorities and Mental Health May 29 at Hartford Hospital

May 28, 2019

With research showing that minorities do not seek professional help for mental illness at the same rate as others, it’s vital to breach the gap, overcome stigma and share the value of treatment.

On Wednesday, May 29, the National Association of Health Services Executives Connecticut Chapter and Hartford HealthCare will sponsor host a free panel discussion entitled “The Stigma of Mental Illness for Boys and Men of Color” at the Hartford Hospital Education and Resource Center (ERC), Heublein Hall, 560 Hudson St., Hartford.

Panelists for the discussion, which will begin at 7 p.m., include: Wizdom Powell, PhD, director of the Health Disparities Institute and associate professor of psychiatry at UConn Health; Victor Armstrong, MSW, vice president of Behavioral Health at Atrium Health; John Santopietro, MD, senior vice president and physician-in-chief of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network; Vin Baker, four-time NBA all-star and 2000 Olympic gold medalist; and Muhammad IrfanMunawar, MD, chairman and director of Saint Francis Behavioral Health Group, PC Trinity Health of New England. The discussion will be moderated by Tiffany Donelson, vice president of program with the Connecticut Health Foundation.

Registration is required by going to stigmaofmentalillness.eventbrite.com.