Congressional Black Caucus Launches Task Force on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health

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Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric L. Richmond and fellow members hold a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 18, 2018 (REUTERS/Leah Millis).

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) launched an emergency task force on Tuesday, April 30 dedicated to the growing issue of suicide and mental healthcare access among Black youth.

The CBC Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health is chaired by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) and includes 11 other members of Congress.

The task force will work with experts in Washington, DC and around the county to raise awareness and identify possible legislation that can be introduced to address the issue. The task force also aims to empower a group of scholars and practicing experts led by Dr. Michael Lindsey and the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University who will produce a report by the…

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  • sahadia.berthaud

    I support this move by the Congressional Black Caucus. Anything to bring attention to this important issue so we can help get some resolution!

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