Collage with several photos of panelists speaking at the Stop Stigma. Save Lives event

Stop Stigma. Save Lives. Panel Event

Today, community members gathered to discuss mental health and substance use. Our panel of mental health providers, substance use experts, family members, and people with lived experience shared their vision for better care for our communities. This conversation will not stop here, as we continue our commitment to providing judgement-free accessible harm reduction and mental health care. 

We were inspired by the community members who joined in this important conversation. If you were not able to be in the room, we’re excited to share video footage from the event. 

Thank you to everyone who attended the event! Special thanks to RTW Charitable Foundation for making the event possible and CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy for hosting and collaborating. And of course, a huge thank you to our amazing panelists:

Tyson Boudreaux, MD, MPH, Chief Psychiatrist for Harlem United

Judith Cole, MSN, ARNP, Program Director and Nurse Practitioner with Harlem United’s Integrated Harm Reduction program

Don Ehman, Father and committed harm reduction supporter

Pedro Mateu-Gelabert, PhD, Associate Professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy

William Thomas, Peer at Harlem United

Preston Wholley, LCSW-R, Managing Clinical Director of Behavioral Health Services at Harlem United

**Video note: due to technical difficulties, several minutes of the event were not recorded. 

The front of a black tote bag with an orange Harlem United logo next to the back of the tote bag, which reads "There's some magical s#*! going on in here. - Jade, long-time client and peer." Underneath the tote bag images, is text that reads "Donate $25 and claim your limited-edition Harlem United tote bag!"