Empowering Youth Through Self-Care: A Dynamic Workshop at Largo High School

Our Executive Director and Co-founder T-Kea Blackman, MPS, CPRS, and Board President Brittany K. Lewis-Fooks, LGPC, lead a workshop on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at the Youth Summit held at Largo High School, leading a captivating workshop focused on self-care with a twist of pop culture. This engaging event, hosted by the Prince George’s County […]

Leading the Charge: Our Executive Director’s Impact on Mental Health

We are thrilled to share the latest activities and accomplishments of our esteemed Executive Director and Co-founder, T-Kea Blackman, MPS, CPRS. Known for her unwavering commitment to mental health advocacy, T-Kea continues to make significant strides in promoting mental wellness and resilience. Guest Appearance on Our Voices Recently, T-Kea was featured as a guest on […]

Celebrating One Year: A Year of Achievements and Impact for Black People Die By Suicide Too

As we embark on the first anniversary of Black People Die By Suicide Too (BPDBST), we reflect on a remarkable journey characterized by rapid visibility, growth, and vibrant community participation. This milestone represents not just a celebration of time, but a testament to our collective dedication towards suicide prevention, mental health awareness, and support within […]

Black People Die By Suicide Too Honored as Organization of the Year

The “Let’s Talk About It” Gala, organized by Eustress Inc., encourages open conversations about mental health and suicide awareness, and reduces stigma. This year’s gala took place on May 18, 2024, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC. This was an evening of recognition, inspiration, and solidarity. A highlight of the evening was the […]

Voices Remembered: Phoenix Skye Maloney

We are deeply saddened to share the loss of one of our supporter’s beloved son, Phoenix Skye Maloney. Phoenix was a vibrant soul, known for his humor, creativity, and unique spirit. As a student, he marched to the beat of his own drum, leaving an indelible mark on those around him. Phoenix was not only […]

Voices of Resilience: Honoring Black Peer Recovery Specialists for Black History Month

During the celebration of Black History Month, we take this opportunity to shine a spotlight on the remarkable resilience and unwavering commitment of Black peer recovery specialists, peer counselors, and recovery coaches. These individuals embody the spirit of hope and understanding as they navigate the complexities of mental health and substance use challenges. In our […]


I DIDN’T SHOWER FOR WEEKS… I remember when I couldn’t drive, when I couldn’t work, when I couldn’t sleep by myself out of fear, when I couldn’t get out of bed, and when panic attacks plagued me from waking up to going to sleep. Anxiety and depression had taken control, consuming every aspect of my […]

Voices Remembered: Honoring Flordan “Flo” Bazile

Flordan “Flo” Bazile, a UMass Dartmouth student, has tragically passed away in what authorities have described as an “apparent suicide,” as disclosed by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.