Dr. Maxie T. Collier VIP Reception and Awards Ceremony

This event is a celebration of the life, work, and vision of BMHA principal founder Dr. Maxie T. Collier.


Changing The Conversation

BMHA educates the community about trauma-informed practices and culturally-competent approaches emerging in response to contemporary challenges

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Transforming Lives

BMHA members gain greater access to national thought leaders and have a platform to share their research and experiences with a wider audience while gaining more patients for their practice.

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Renewing Minds

BMHA empowers the Black community in offering an array of
call-to-action programs.

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#BlackMindsMatter To Us!

Annually, BMHA provides over 600 referrals to individuals seeking licensed culturally-competent clinicians for behavioral and mental health treatment.

Annually, over 100 behavioral and mental health professionals receive Continuing Education Units through BMHA.

BMHA is intentional in its efforts to provide meaningful, engaging and empowering monthly programming educating Black people on their ability to heal both individually and as a community.

Message From Jan Desper Peters BMHA Executive Director

In 2008, July was designated as the Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to bring attention to the unique challenges that racially marginalized communities face in grappling with mental health conditions. Bebe Moore Campbell was a leading African American journalist, novelist, and a national spokesperson for individuals and families affected by mental illness.

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