TeleHelp 24/7 and Paine College Partner to Host Virtual, Mental Healthcare Forum

By Say~It~Loud!

April 04, 2021

LIVE STREAM/USAPaine College’s Media Studies and Communications Department and TeleHelp 24/7 are teaming up to provide an exclusive forum to address the issue of mental healthcare in communities of color.

TeleHelp 24/7 is a virtual mental healthcare organization that has a distinct mission to change the perception of mental illness particularly in black and brown communities.  Their services are delivered with “culturally competent” clinical professionals and they will host an exclusive forum called “TALK IT OUT”, a “safe space” program devoted to providing students with the support and encouragement they need to express themselves.

 “TALK IT OUT” is a FREE workshop that is specially designed for students of color and will take place via live stream on Thursday, April 15th from 2:00 – 3:30 PM.  Paine College and TeleHelp 24/7 wants to extend a special invitation to students from all HBCU member institutions to join the discussion

PANORAMIC at Paineis a multi-media conference that focuses on the expansive multi-media industry and invites professionals to visit the students and provide a unique perspective about the issues and experiences they have in the business.  It is the 5th year of the conference where students at the Augusta-based college have heard first-hand commentary from distinguished writers, producers, photographers, actors, directors, and other broadcasting specialists.   This year’s partnership with TeleHelp 24/7 brings to light the significant concern for mental healthcare that has been a residual effect on those working in and around the radio, television, and film industries.  

 “TALK IT OUT” welcomes all current HBCU students to join the conversation that will be an open format to present questions and concerns.  Students do not need to show their faces or enter their names to take part in the discussion.  The workshop will be led by TeleHelp 24/7’s licensed clinical professional, Dr. Candice Norris-Brown PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS.  Dr. Brown uses cognitive behavior and solution-focused therapies to guide this unique forum for students. Dr. Brown is an HBCU graduate of Virginia State University and is thrilled about the opportunity to give back to all HBCU students. 

LINK TO “TALK IT OUT” - Students can join the conversation by just clicking on the live stream link that will be provided one week prior to the event and will be posted at   

To request Talk it Out to come to your campus via a virtual platform or for an interview with Dr. Candice Norris-Brown prior to the event please send in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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