BHERC to Present First Film Screening and Panel on Health Issues at 28th Annual African American Film Market

The Black Hollywood Education Resource Center will host an incredible lineup of films, filmmakers, and medical professionals on the speaker stage for their 28th Annual Film Festival and First Annual Health Conference: “SUPLLEMENTALLY”: Mastering Mental and Brain Health After the Pandemic Across the Globe: Recovery, Healing, Hope, Reimage, taking place August 27, 2022, Cinemark 18 & XD, 6081 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA., 90045 and virtually.

Special Experts just announced:

* Dr. Denese O. Shervington is the author of Healing Is the Revolution, a guide to healing

— Historical, intergenerational, interpersonal and community trauma. She also hosts the

— Healing is the Revolution podcast in which its guests share and explore their journey of healing through their trauma.

* Dr. Clyde Glenn, as President and CEO of Rehoboth in Ridgeland, Mississippi, his mission is to help clients lead balanced, healthy, and productive lives through compassionate, patient-centered psychiatric care, using approaches that integrate body, mind, and spirit.

* Tia Delaney, MSN-Ed, RN, CCM Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland as Director of DEI and Brain Health for the Alzheimer’s Association Ms. Delaney specializes in behavioral health, public health, and delivery system reform.

* Dr. Stephanie A. Patterson, JD, DNP, MBA, MPA, MSN, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, PHNDNP Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is a passionate mental health provider who provides mental health care nationwide sympathy.

* Dr. Peter Morante DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, LNC, PMH-BC, GERO-BC, MS-BC provides mental health care and teaches advanced mental health practitioners. He is dedicated to increasing the number of mental health professionals around the world.

During the annual Black Hollywood Education Resource Center Film Festival, we will bring together a distinguished group of mental health experts, affiliates, peers, vendors, government officials, media and key stakeholders to talk of what it means to mentally recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to see the increasing number of people suffering from anxiety, depression, psychosis, loneliness, suicide, mass shootings and other mental health issues over the past two years, in addition to the increased number of opioid-related deaths in our history.

The historical landscape and experience of mental health within the African American community has been and remains characterized by current and unresolved trauma and violence. To address the impact of mental and brain health in diverse and marginalized communities around the world, the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center will also present its first block of Health Matters films, featuring films focusing on mental health. “This year’s films will help us reimagine therapeutic treatments and models of mental health care and determine ways to adequately address the complex challenges of mental illness in marginalized communities, which account for approximately one-third of illnesses around the world,” said Dr. Shirley Evers-Manly, Dean and Professor, Alcorn State University, who will moderate the session.

During the festival and beyond, attendees will discuss alternative ways to heal from trauma and explore intersecting equity issues. These events affect many African Americans, communities of color, and marginalized communities unequally, putting them at greater risk of a mental health crisis.

These circumstances call for a radical shift in mental health care paradigm and practice, including improving clinician training standards and revising current models of mental health care delivery. At the end of this conference, participants will deepen their knowledge of evidence-based practices to improve the behavioral and clinical skills of nurses, social workers and other healthcare professionals who care for individuals and families. of all ages and cultural/socioeconomic statuses living with mental illness across the world through the lens of film and the sound of music.


Registration for the event is available online at

Registration in person

$50.00 – General Admission (4 CEU credits and breakfast) | $20.00 – Student/Senior (breakfast)

Live virtual participation

$30.00 – General Admission (4 CEU credits) | $25.00 – General Admission | $20.00- Student/Senior

Virtual presence

$30.00 – General Admission (4 CEU credits) | $25.00 – General Admission | $20.00- Student/Senior

About Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center

Founded in 1996 by Sandra Evers-Manly, BHERC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit organization designed to advocate, educate, research, develop, and preserve the history and future of African Americans. in film and television. BHERC programs include film festivals, mentorship, book signings, script readings, film and animation competitions, scholarships, and other special programs and events. BHERC recognizes the contributions of African American men and women in front and behind the scenes of the entertainment industry.







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