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HOPE Center Harlem to Honor Mental Health Heroes at Annual Event

HOPE in Action Awards Breakfast sponsored by Sugar Hill Capital Partners

NEW YORK, June 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Local and national leaders in mental health will be celebrated at the HOPE Center Harlem’s HOPE in Action Awards Breakfast on June 17. Among those honored at the 3rd annual event, sponsored by Sugar Hill Capital Partners, are dr. torian eastSenior Deputy Commissioner and Director of Equity at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Rawle Andrews Jr.executive director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF).

Given the growing mental health crisis in the wake of the COVID pandemic, the urgency to identify new treatments and solutions has never been greater, the HOPE Center noted. The breakfast brings together a distinguished group of physicians, mental health scholars, researchers, clinicians and advocates who have made significant contributions to addressing the health and mental health challenges of our time.

“This important event salutes the leaders who are working hard to meet this unprecedented challenge,” said Dr. Lena L.Greenexecutive director of the HOPE Center and psychotherapist and clinical professor at NYU and Colombia Schools of social work. “It’s also a unique opportunity to support our work to improve mental health in our community.”

Keynoting breakfast will be dr. Michael Lindseynewly appointed dean at NYU Silver School of Social Work, a leading expert in child and adolescent mental health. Other winners include:

  • Daniel GilsonCEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest and richest grassroots mental health organization.
  • dr. Linda Lausell Bryantassociate clinical professor, director of the doctoral program in clinical social work at NYU.
  • Shawn Dovefounder of Campaign for Black Male Achievement and managing partner of New Profit, a national venture philanthropy organization.
  • Dorian HollingworthFounder of The Teen Care Network, an online community that provides free mental health resources for teens.

In addition to Dr. Green, event hosts include Pastor Michael A. Walrond Jr.., senior pastor of the First Corinthian Baptist Church, and dr. Sidney Hankersondirector of mental health research at the Institute for Health Equity Research (IHER) and vice chair of community engagement in the department of psychiatry at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine.

The June 17 fundraising breakfast will be at Redeye Grill, 890 7e Avenue in front of Carnegie Hall, from 9am Tickets are still available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-hope-in-action-fundraising-awards-breakfast-tickets-288226131117

About the HOPE Center

The HOPE (Healing on Purpose and Evolving) Center is an independent, community-based mental health clinic affiliated with the historic First Corinthian Baptist Church (FCBC) in Central Harlem. The HOPE Center was established in 2016 to increase access to mental health services in Harlem and reduce stigma around mental health in communities of color. The HOPE Center offers free mental health services for individuals, families, and group therapy for adults and adolescents focused on suicide prevention. www.hopecenterharlem.org

About Event Sponsor Sugar Hill Capital Partners

Sugar Hill Capital Partners is an impact investment management and operating firm that invests in and repositions distressed middle-market multi-family apartment buildings in New York City. www.sugarhillre.com

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SOURCE The HOPE Center