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Actress Jenifer Lewis, Authors Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Susan Taylor Among Featured Speakers for Senator Hughes' Behavioral Mental Health Summit
Date:12/5/2007

Breaking The Silence, the only event of its kind in the country, provides

healing and other resources

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes, 7th Senatorial District, is hosting the fourth Breaking The Silence 2007: A Summit on Behavioral Health within the African American Community, Friday, December 7, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 8, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on 12th and Arch Streets.

Breaking The Silence is a groundbreaking two-day forum that will examine a host of important issues related to family dynamics, including the impact of rage, anger, stress and frustration on the community, living beyond boundaries, and children's and adolescent health.

"Silent disablers of the African American family (or mental health issues) have a major impact in our communities, economically, socially and individually," stated Sen. Hughes. "We need to be honest about what we are dealing with and do what it takes to heal our families."

Breaking The Silence, the only event of its kind in the country is an on- going effort to educate, provide information and identify resources to address various behavioral health needs. The purpose of this discussion is to provide resources and solutions that are readily available for the most fragile members of our community.

Featured panelists include: actress Jenifer Lewis; author and scholar, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Susan Taylor, author and editorial director, Essence Magazine; Dr. Alvin Poussaint, Harvard Medical School; Psychologist, Author and TV Personality, Dr. Robin L. Smith; Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu, author and founder of African American Images, Inc., and many more will be in attendance.

Breaking The Silence is made possible by the generous support of corporate sponsors and partners that include: Presenting Sponsor, Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition; Major Sponsors: Abbott Laboratories, AmeriChoice, and Community Council; Media Partners: The Philadelphia Tribune, The Black Professional News, The Philadelphia Daily News, Clear Channel, Radio One, and radio station WURD.

"If we can break the silence, people can get the help that they need and begin to move forward with their lives. If we don't talk about the problem, we can't get to the solution," stated Senator Vincent Hughes.

For more information about Breaking The Silence, call (215) 471-3500 or visit http://www.breakingthesilenceonline.org.

Contact: Dawn A. Jones

215-704-2615

Dawn@KDComm.com


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