Antoine Craigwell joins our host Kristin Walker again to discuss his upcoming event: In My Mind: A LGBTQI+ people of color mental health conference, Mental Health and HIV.
As a journalist, Antoine Craigwell wrote for Out In Jersey magazine, The Bilerico Project, FORTUNE Small Business magazine, The Bronx Times Reporter, The New York Amsterdam News, was the assistant editor with The Network Journal, and a contributor to mainstreet.com. He graduated from Bernard Baruch College of the City University of New York, and in 2008 he earned awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists for a public policy series about NYC’s Riker’s Island, and on healthcare in NYC. He produced the documentary “You Are Not Alone” in which Black gay men speak about their struggles with depression and facilitates discussion forums on depression and HIV in Black gay men. he presented a poster exhibition “Examining Depression and HIV in Black gay men” at the 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC. Antoine founded and is president and CEO of DBGM, Inc.a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness of the underlying factors contributing to depression in Black gay men, to prevent their suicides. The organization has hosted several community discussion forums on depression affecting Black gay men nationwide, and has led a mental health summit and a conference: “In My Mind: A LGBT Peoples of Color Mental Health Conference”. The organization is in the process of planning for the 2016 “In My Mind…” conference.