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Tuesday, February 27, 2024
1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

Is ‘Black Boy Joy’ Enough? Expanding the Possibilities of Black Male Mental Health & Well-being

Embark on a transformative journey into the realm of mental health and well-being for Black male-identifying individuals! Join our dynamic host, Brandon Bond, as he challenges us to delve into the “true” past, identify current needs, and envision a future where Black males can experience the full spectrum of their mental health and well-being. This webinar is not just an exploration – it's an opportunity to engage in the critical thinking and conflict that accompanies radical reimagining and principles of justice. Get ready for an insightful and thought-provoking experience.

Join us for this free 60-minute webinar where you will:

  1. Gain perspective on nuanced factors and historical events influencing the current state of Black male mental health and well-being.
  2. Explore the impact of public health on Black male mental health and well-being outcomes.
  3. Discover non-clinical interventions that can promote Black male mental health and well-being.
  4. Engage in generating alternative narratives that promote a more holistic approach to Black male mental health and well-being.

Meet the Speaker

Brandon Bond (he/him), MPH, LLMSW, CHES, is the Mental Health and Well-Being Student Advocate at the University of Michigan (UM). Bond brings extensive expertise to his role, holding a bachelor’s in biopsychology, cognition, and n euroscience and international studies: global environment and health; a master’s in public health in health behavior and health education with an injury science concentration; and a master’s of social work in global social work practice and management and leadership. As a wellness coach, he delivers individual and group multicultural wellness sessions. Bond was a lead facilitation specialist for launching the Young Black Men (YBMen) social media-based intervention at UM and an Active Minds Emerging Fellow, orchestrating an integrative wellness pop-up barbershop event for males of color on campus. Bond collaborates with Active Minds and MTV Entertainment to create and implement a national youth mental health peer support campaign called ASK: Acknowledge, Support, Keep-in-Touch – the new “stop, drop, and roll” for informal peer support.

Bond passionately advocates for federal peer support advancement policies through Mental Health America's inaugural Youth Policy Accelerator. In the nonprofit sector, he serves on the Board of Directors for Garrett's Space, a young adult suicide prevention organization, and the International House Ann Arbor, promoting cultural humility and global understanding. He also serves as a mayoral-appointed Human Rights Commissioner for the City of Ann Arbor, protecting its residents' human and civil rights.

To learn more about his work and foster a community of care, connect with him via LinkedIn.