Formed immediately after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, our late co-founder and President Emeritus, the late Phyllis Harrison-Ross M.D., situated the All Healers Mental Health Alliance under the umbrella of the United Social Services of the New York Society for Ethical Culture in New York City. In January, 2018, AHMHA became an independent organization.
Psychiatrists, health professionals, community advocates and faith leaders from across the nation came together immediately after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Group decided to facilitate long-term, culturally competent responses to the mental health needs of survivors of disasters and their caregivers.
Representatives of ten or more organizations representing over 3,000 members have met by conference call on a weekly or biweekly since 2005.
Establish a local and national network of culturally competent mental health professionals and allied associates.
Facilitate, screen, identify, refer, monitor connectedness, and track disaster survivors with needs for mental health services using telepsychiatry and other cutting edge, web-based and interactive technologies.
Develop mechanisms for care, consultation, and support for caregivers including first responders.
AHMHA has a highly group of naturally endowed group of professionals who are community minded thought leaders that consistently demonstrate superior insight when the care and wellbeing of people of color are in jeopardy.
Michael Appleton, photojournalist michaelappleton.com