about us

who we are

OUR TEAM

Dr. Unati Makiwane

Dr Unati Makiwane is a Family Physician, Health and Certified Transformation Life Coach 

Dr Olusola Olowookere MbCHb , MPH, MSc Psych

 Dr Olusola Olowookere is a  Practicing Consultant Psychiatrist,
Forensic Medical 

Daniel Mwambonu

Daniel Mwambonu is an African International Human Rights Activist, Mental Health Advocate, Pan Africanist and an African Nationalist.

David Naboare

David Naboare is a Health Science Education, Psychiatry student and Mental Health Advocate

Amicia Ramsey

Amicia Ramsey is an experienced television journalist, TV Host and entrepreneur. She uses her platform to interview 

Claire Nasasira

Claire Nasasira is a  Journalist passionate about health, an entrepreneur , Assistant Treasurer and Co-Host of BMHM show

Kevin Washington (Mwata Kairi), PhD

Kevin Washington (Mwata Kairi), PhD is an Afrikan-Centered psychologist.

Gathoni Mbugua

Gathoni Mbugua is a Psychologist (B. A Psychology-Egerton University First Class Honours

Martina Witter

Martina Witter is an Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Health and Wellbeing Consultant 

Ayomide Ruth Oluwagbenga

Ayomide Ruth Oluwagbenga is a writer and poet passionate about humanity.

Dr. Marsha N Harris

Dr. Marsha N Harris  is a Certified/Licensed School Psychologist  specializing in the psychological evaluation and assessment of children and adolescents with mental disorders and learning disabilities

Dr. Andrea J. Boudreaux, MPH, FACHE

Dr. Andrea J. Boudreaux, FACHE is a committed healthcare executive and medical psychologist with nearly
two decades of progressive leadership in healthcare strategy, operations, and clinical practice.

Dr Judith Bruce-Golding

Dr Judith Bruce-Golding is currently a part-time Research Fellow with the University of Southampton. 

what we do

Introduction

Black Mental Health Matters is an international mental health advocacy movement  registered as a non profit  corporation in Texas , United States  to dispel myths, network Mental Health Professionals, encourage open dialogue around Mental health among Black Communities, eradicate stigma and provide an enabling environment for people suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD,PTSS or trauma to heal. Each Saturday at 5PM EAT/2PM GMT Black Mental Health Matters runs a weekly show focusing on different aspects of Mental Health. 

Mission

Our mission is to promote mental health awareness, encourage mental health research, advocate for mental health reforms, champion for mental health rights for people of African descent, combat medical racism,  create the infrastructure that Africa needs for Mental health, encourage Preventive approaches, dispel myths about Mental Health and  eradicate stigma among Black Communities.

Vision

Our vision is to provide holistic and culturally sensitive mental healthcare ,enable access to Universal  Mental Healthcare Services  and Eradicating Mental Health Stigma among people of African descent.

Objectives