African American Mental Health Awareness



The goal of the Healing Black Minds Movement is to assist African Americans community towards a path of Black psychological liberation & well being.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris set a bold vision to cut ACEs and toxic stress in half in one generation through a strategically deployed, coordinated public health initiative designed to raise awareness, reduce transmission of ACEs .

Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). For example:

  • experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect

  • witnessing violence in the home or community

  • having a family member attempt or die by suicide

Also included are aspects of the child’s environment that can undermine their sense of safety, stability, and bonding such as growing up in a household with:

  • substance misuse

  • mental health problems

  • instability due to parental separation or household members being in jail or prison.


ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. ACEs can also negatively impact education and job opportunities. However, ACEs can be prevented.

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How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

 Nadine Burke Harris

Download your copy of the CDC's :

"Preventing Adverse childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Leveraging the Best Available Evidence

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)


Invisible Scars Part 1

Special | 10m 11s | Aired: 12/13/2020

Childhood trauma impacts millions of Americans, and it’s having devastating consequences

Hopeful Inc.'s goal is to better educate, supply resources, and literature to Sacramento County residents with an emphasis on the black community regarding mental health care and early detection. We provide referrals and/or literature to individuals seeking mental health care and looking to learn more about mental health care for themselves or loved ones.