Morehouse School of Medicine hosts HBCU Mental Health Roundtable with Federal Health Officials

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) partnered with the African American Behavioral Health-Center of Excellence (AABH-COE) at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia to host a roundtable event on the mental health of students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on April 20, 2022 at Morehouse School of Medicine.

The roundtable was attended by Dr. Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), with welcoming remarks provided by Morehouse School of Medicine President and CEO Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, FACOG.

Dr. Dawn Tyus, principal investigator of the African American Behavioral Health-Center of Excellence (AABH-COE), which is located at the Morehouse School of Medicine and funded by SAMHSA, was among the moderators. Students and administrators from 25 HBCUs across the country participated in the discussion and explored ways to increase awareness of and address behavioral and mental health disparities with African American and minority young people.