Hope Starts With Us: Depression and Three Generations of Black Men Healing

OCT. 21, 2022

By Daniel H. Gillison, Jr.

Hope Started With Us: Episode 7 Depression and Three Generations of Black Men Healing

In this episode of NAMI’s podcast, NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr. speaks with Juno Pitchford, NAMI’s HBCU manager, and Daniel, a member of NAMI Baton Rouge, about their experience with depression and navigating resources over the years, across different generations. Each having attended Southern University, they share insights about how the mental health field can better engage with HBCUs and specifically young Black men, who are reported to be struggling at disproportionate rates. 

We hope this podcast encourages you, inspires you, helps you and brings you further into the collective to know: you are not alone.  

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Dan GillisonDaniel H. Gillison, Jr. is the chief executive officer of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Prior to his work at NAMI, he served as executive director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) in addition to several other leadership roles at various large corporations such as Xerox, Nextel, and Sprint. He is passionate about making inclusive, culturally competent mental health resources available to all people, spending time with his family, and of course playing tennis. You can follow him on Twitter at @DanGillison.