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Addressing the Growing Rate of Suicide in the Black Community

Mental health disorders and suicidal ideation are topics not typically discussed in communities of color. However, research now shows that suicide rates among Black youth, adolescents, and adults is rising faster than other racial/ethnic groups. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice protests further affecting Black mental health, it’s critically important that clinicians and organizations learn how to identify, assess, and prevent suicide.  

Join us Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 3 PM ET to hear our speaker, Ifeanyi Olele, DO, MBA, MS, share statistics on the growing rate of suicide in the Black community and what clinicians and organizations can do to improve suicide prevention and treatment. In the webinar, Dr. Olele will:

  • Address the growing rate of suicide in the Black community
  • Share stigmas associated with suicide, mental health disorders, and accessing care
  • Provide symptoms and protective factors that can lead to suicidal ideation
  • Share strategies to improve suicide prevention and treatment

Please note: This webinar is a free event, and no CEUs or certificates of participation are provided. All registrants will receive a copy of the recorded webinar and slides if you cannot attend the live event.

Ifeanyi Olele, DO, MBA, MS

Founder and CEO
Genesis Psychiatric Solutions

Dr. Ifeanyi Olele is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other common mental health conditions. Dr. Olele completed his undergraduate studies in Psychobiology at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and earned a Master of Science degree in Medical Science from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. Dr. Olele received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) along with an MBA in Health Services Administration from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Olele completed his psychiatry residency and served as Chief Resident at Larkin Community Hospital in Miami, Florida. Dr. Olele is the founder and CEO of Genesis Psychiatric Solutions, a mental health outpatient clinic, with offices in McLean, Virginia and Washington DC. He is also the medical director of two outpatient mental health clinics that serve patients in Prince George’s County in Maryland and Washington, DC. Dr. Olele is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Dr. Olele loves to educate the public on mental health issues on his social media platforms on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, & Twitter. Currently he is in the process of writing his first book about mental health and wellness. He can be followed on @GPSMINDSET. To learn more about his services please visit