On April 30, @RepBonnie launched the CBC Emergency Taskforce on Youth Suicide and Mental Health to address the trauma kids of color face: racial stigmas, poverty, gender identity and more.
Over 8 months, the taskforce has held forums, events and meetings to identify the contributing factors to this crisis, and ways to stop it. Today, the taskforce releases its report, along with legislation that will help save lives.
The taskforce was aided by a working group comprised of mental health professionals, advocates, and academics. Annelle Primm, M.D., MPH, Senior Medical Director, represented the Steve Fund on the working group.
Read the report.