tony jackson and panelDr. Tony Jackson joined a distinguished panel of mental health providers and community activists to present at the Annual Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services’ (BHCS) Office of Ethnic Services and African American Empowerment Committee (AAEC) Black History Month Celebration.

This year’s event, held at the Scottish Rite Temple on February 24, featured thoughtful and deliberate presentations, all aimed at identifying and addressing culturally specific solutions to the mental health challenges facing the black community throughout Alameda county.

Dr. Tony Jackson (Skyline College Psychology Department) contributed to an engaging discussion on the state of the black community in Alameda County.  The discussion focused on a variety of issues including housing displacement and gentrification in Alameda County, the mental health impact of police violence and reliance on the prison system to address mental illness related issues

Dr. Jackson’s panel included:

  • Elaine Brown, Former Chairwoman of Black Panther Party
  • Tony Jackson, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist/Co-Director of PranaMind
  • Cat Brooks, Co-Founder of Anti-Police Terror Project
  • Babalwa Kwanele, LMFT, Clinical Supervisor at Berkeley Mental Health
  • Ndidi Okwelogu, Social Justice Organizer
  • Barbara White, Vice President, African American Steering Committee; Moderator

Article by Dr. Tony Jackson | Photo by Javaree Wilson