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(269) 323-1954

(269) 276-0201 FAX

625 Harrison St

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Mon - Thu 8:30 AM - 7 PM

Closed daily NOON - 1 PM

(269) 323-1954

625 Harrison St

Kalamazoo, MI
49007

Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 7 PM

Closed daily
NOON - 1 PM

(269) 323-1954

625 Harrison St

Kalamazoo, MI
49007

Mon-Thu
8:30 AM - 7 PM

Closed daily
NOON - 1 PM

Breaking the Stigma: African American Mental Health Symposium

Breaking the Stigma

African American Mental Health Symposium

Evolving... Silent No More

Friday October 14, 2022

8:30 AM to 4 PM
Live and online event

Registration coming soon!

The Synergy Health Center, partnering with Western Michigan University College of Health and Human Services

This African American Mental Health Symposium (AAMHS) is an event that creates a platform to bring awareness to businesses, professionals, educators, advocators, clergy, individuals, family members, and consumers nationwide that will illuminate the mental health experiences of the black culture. The event will create opportunities for greater discussion on current racial issues, provide culturally relevant and competent mental health training, explore ways to navigate through systematic racism as its traumatic impact on the black culture, and offer systems of care, help people to get the best and support and advocacy.

Event Components

  • Eight workshops and two keynotes on topics including: From Then to Now: Racial Disparities in Behavioral Health (keynote); From Roots to Tips: It’s Still A Big Deal: Black Hair; From the Media to the Mirror: Black Trauma; From Soil to Soil: Acculturation of Black Immigrants; From Pyramid to the Projects: Understanding Tribalism in the Black Community; From Thriving to Surviving:  Strong Black Women Syndrome.
  • Two keynote speakers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Social Work, Nursing and McBap CEU’s available

Registration Fees

  • CEUs (in person or virtual) $99
  • Non-CEU registration $80
  • Discounted student rate $60

Please join us for our fourth annual Symposium

Valarie Cunningham, the founder and CEO of The Synergy Health Center (SHC), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, has been passionately educating, empowering, and equipping on Black mental health for almost two decades. Facilitating community conversations, highlighting areas of stigma, and rebuilding courage has been a worthy cause to champion. The mission to transform lives for generations and empower people for a lifetime continues to be her mantra. As an African American woman, announcing   the fourth Breaking the Stigma: African American Mental Health Symposium (AAMHS) in partnership with Western Michigan University College of Health and Human Services still brings excitement.

Why your partnership is valuable

Sponsorship Opportunities

The African American Mental Health Symposium is a massive, yet necessary undertaking. I hope that you will find this a valuable cause and partner with me to assist in Breaking the Stigma and moving the unbalanced needle towards equal access, equity and justice for all.

As a sponsor of the African American Mental Health Symposium your organization will be associated with one of the nation’s most notable events focusing on black mental health awareness and its impact on the African American community. If you, too, are taking action steps in a similar direction, we would love to have you come alongside us and inspire others to create a healthy society together. Please see the sponsorship opportunities listed below. We hope you will join us in the movement to break stigmas.

Your support will

  • Help launch the discussion to improve the mental health recovery to black people and people of color in our community and beyond
  • Increase visibility of your business among mental health experts
  • Provide networking opportunities for organizations and thought leaders with similar passions

Sponsor Information

  • Donate online by click the button and select “Breaking the Stigma”
  • Call the office at (269) 323-1954 and donate via credit/debit card
  • Mail a check or money order payable to The Synergy Health Center
  • Cash App The Synergy Health Center at $Synergykzoo

Sponsorship Levels

Title Sponsor: $5,000

The Title Sponsor is the most prominent and visible of all the sponsorships available (EXCLUSIVE)
This level of sponsorship includes:

  • A dedicated 2-3 minutes during the opening of the event to share your organization’s involvement and commitment to improving African American mental health.
  • Organization name in news releases to major media outlets
  • Recognition with logo placement on our event page
  • Logo placement on promotional emails
  • Acknowledgement in promotional posts leading up to the event
  • Acknowledgement in our post-event “Thank You” messaging and email
  • Eight complimentary registrations for the Symposium

Challenger Sponsor: $2,500

The Challenger Sponsor level provides the second greatest level of exposure for your business and includes:

  • The opportunity to introduce a keynote speaker or panel presenter and introduce your organization’s involvement and commitment to improving African American mental health.
  • Recognition with logo placement on our event page
  • Company name in news releases to major media outlets
  • Acknowledgement in promotional posts leading up to the event
  • Acknowledgement in our post-event “Thank You” messaging and email
  • Six complimentary registrations for the Symposium

Advocator Sponsor: $1,000

The Advocator Sponsor level provides event-wide exposure for your business in the following ways:

  • Recognition with logo placement on our event page
  • Acknowledgement in promotional posts leading up to the event
  • Acknowledgement in our post-event “Thank You” messaging and email
  • Four complimentary conference registrations for the Symposium

Supporter Sponsor: $500

  • Acknowledgement in promotional posts leading up to the event
  • Acknowledgement in our post-event “Thank You” messaging and email
  • Two complimentary conference registrations for the Symposium

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(269) 323-1954

625 Harrison St

Kalamazoo, MI
49007

Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 7 PM

Closed daily
NOON - 1 PM

(269) 323-1954

625 Harrison St

Kalamazoo, MI
49007

Mon-Thu
8:30 AM - 7 PM

Closed daily
NOON - 1 PM

(269) 323-1954

(269) 276-0201 FAX

625 Harrison St

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Mon - Thu 8:30AM - 7PM

Closed daily NOON - 1 PM