Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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Upcoming Twitter Chat on African American Men's Mental Health

National Institutes of HealthDo you use Twitter? We often think of it as a tool for chatting with friends, keeping up with breaking news, or sharing our thoughts with the world (here's some information on how to use Twitter for those who are unfamiliar with it), but Twitter can also be a great place to learn about mental health and interact with experts in the science and practice of treating mental health issues.

June 13-19 is National Men's Health Week, and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) are partnering to host a live Twitter chat on the topic of African American men's mental health on June 16 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET.

You will need a Twitter account to participate and should tag your questions with the hashtag #NIMHchats. NIMH can be found on Twitter at @NIMHgov and NIMHD at @NIMHD. For more information about the chat, see the announcement on the NIMH website.

For additional information on mental health issues among African American men, see this downloadable fact sheet made available as part of the Brother, You're On My Mind: changing the National Dialogue Regarding Mental Health Among African American Men campaign from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and NIMHD.