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It's A Party! Black People Die By Suicide Too Celebrate One Year!

May 22, 2024

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BPDBST is turning one! T-Kea and Jordan discuss the challenges and triumphs in their first year as a podcast and non-profit organization.

Phoenix Skye Maloney died by suicide on May 1, 2024 at the age of 20. A student who loved music and spending time with family, Phoenix lived with schizoaffective disorder.

Eustress Inc. is a non-profit that focuses on raising mental health awareness through conversation and activities to break the stigma associated with mental illness in black and brown communities. Eustress was founded by Rwenshawn Miller, a licensed professional counselor, speaker, and social entrepreneur living with bipolar disorder.

Additional Resources
The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health by Dr. Rheeda Walker

Check out Tandra Rutledge's (Soul Shop) episode on our podcast.

Community Changemaker
Naeemah Staggs is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist who teaches in the social work department at the University of Maryland. She facilitates trainings that focuses on practical applications to promote community healing and wellness.

Moment of Inspiration 
If you've been thinking about starting an organization, podcast, community event, or social media movement, DO IT! You will likely be surprised at the overwhelming support you'll receive.

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Soul Care, Breaking the Stigma with Coping Tips & Strategies
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Time: 7:00 PM
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Black & Suicidal: Peer Support Group
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2024
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Illuminate Hope: Empowering Mental Wellness Forum
Date: Friday, May 31, 2024
Time: 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Pride Center of Maryland (Baltimore)
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Information shared on our platforms, including details about individuals lost to suicide, is sourced from loved ones, social media, and/or news. Efforts are made for accuracy and sensitivity, but data may be incomplete. If you're a family member seeking to add or correct information, email us at info@blackpeoplediebysuicidetoo.org. We honor families' wishes and promptly address concerns. We approach this topic with care and respect. Thank you for under

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