I’m Linda Hart, founder and CEO of the African American Health Coalition, and some people know my story. I got into this field out of necessity, and a desire to change how people feel about mental health and its stigma when I started the African American Mental Health Coalition in 2008. For me, it was personal, as our family experienced a suicide of one of our own, and it was devastating. Since then, we are focused on all aspects of African American, as we know that our minds and diet and how we interact is so closely connected with our overall health.
In our humble beginnings, I knew then of the importance of trying to reach the community with life-saving information. That is how we began, and why we continue.