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September 06, 2023
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(BPRW) Shining a Light on Mental Health During Suicide Awareness Month

Meet Brandon Johnson, Branch Chief at the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

(Black PR Wire) Miami, FL – In honor of National Suicide Prevention Month, BPRW’s Thrivin' in Color podcast is dedicating its episode 19 to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. This episode features an insightful conversation with Brandon Johnson, the Branch Chief of the Suicide Prevention Branch at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the leading agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responsible for advancing the nation's behavioral health.

Brandon engages in a powerful dialogue with host Camry Brown about the stigmas surrounding mental health within the Black community and suicide prevention resources. “We never know what people are going through,” said Camry. “The vital information shared in this episode is something listeners everywhere will find helpful. I encourage everyone to tune in to this episode.”

Black PR Wire’s Thrivin’ in Color podcast gives Black and Brown mental health professionals a platform through which they may support and uplift our community. Tune in to Thrivin’ in Color on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

If you or anyone you know are having suicidal thoughts, call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 9-8-8. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

About Thrivin’ in Color

Thrivin’ In Color is a podcast produced by Black PR Wire, featuring interviews with remarkable sistas and brothas from across the country who are doing extraordinary things in today’s society. Thrivin’ In Color takes us behind the scenes of their world, where we meet with them and pick up some golden nuggets for success. Thrivin’ In Color podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all of your favorite podcast services.

About Black PR Wire

Black PR Wire is the nation’s first and largest online Black newswire distribution company and is a powerful leader in effective news delivery services. With a comprehensive database and listing of over 1,200 Black (African American, Caribbean and Haitian) organizations and media, Black PR Wire posts and distributes print, audio, video, and creative news and information to Black media, influencers, faith-based groups and prominent community organizations throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean. Services can be purchased online anytime, anywhere 24/7; or by simply calling our newsroom at 1-877-BLACKPR. Have some news to share? Or want to know what’s happening in your community? Then connect with Black PR Wire, like, share and visit us @BlackPRWire, and make Black PR Wire your online source for Black News! For more information on Black PR Wire and Thrivin’ in Color, call 1-877-BLACKPR or visit the website at

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