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Dr. Sean Joe, Dr. Sonyia Richardson featured on Science Friday

The article titled “Pandemic Unveils Growing Suicide Crisis For Communities Of Color” quoted Dr. Sean Joe and Researcher Resiliency Training Fellow Dr. Sonyia Richardson. “COVID created more transparency regarding what we already knew was happening,” said Sonyia Richardson, a licensed clinical social worker who focuses on serving people of color and an assistant professor at the […]

Who is safe in St. Louis? Examining Why Black Male Personal Safety is Critical for A Better STL

If you weren’t able to attend our town hall earlier this year it is now on Youtube! View here to understand the current state of Black male personal safety in St. Louis and its impacts on the region, demonstrated through presentations from topic experts. This collaborative effort between HomeGrown StL, the Clark-Fox Policy Institute, and […]

Dr. Joe Quoted in New York Magazine

Dr. Joe was recently mentioned in the article “Deaths of Despair Have Surged Among People of Color: New data shows another disaster unfolding alongside the pandemic. ” for his research on suicidology among Black people in the United States. Below are some excerpts from the article. “Recent studies examining statewide data have found similar patterns, […]