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Discussing the Facts Webinar – Depression and Health Equity


Wed 09 / 28 / 2022
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Open to all



Discussing the Facts. Wednesday, September 28th   -

Depression and Health Equity

Presented by New Morning Star Baptist Church and Sibley Senior Association

Wednesday, September28    7:00  to 8:30 p.m.

Free Zoom Event

7:00 p.m.: Naeemah Staggs will discuss Depression and Health Equity.  Depression symptoms in the Black community are often viewed as weakness, therefore acceptance of depression can be difficult. Join us to talk about the prevalence, stigma, signs of and support for those experiencing depression. We will also discuss the impact of depression in the Black community.

Register at

or email    or call 202-364-7602 at least one week in advance.

There will be plenty of time for Q&A.


Welcome and Program Introduction: Reverend Dr. Donald K. Sadler, pastor of New Morning Star Baptist Church

Speaker Introduction: Marti Brown Bailey, B.S., C.S.A., C.D.P., C.A.D.D.C.T., director of the Sibley Senior Association and Community Health, Sibley Memorial Hospital

Naeemah Staggs, MHS, CCTS


Naeemah Staggs is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, National Trainer and Community Educator. She is also a Certified Adult, Youth, Higher Ed and teen Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Naeemah teaches at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She also serves as a consultant for several organizations including Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), National Council for Mental Wellbeing, Darkness to Light, and the Human Rights Campaign. Ms. Staggs received her Master of Human Services degree from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.