Mental Health and Wellness Radio looks back on the lives of mental health activists Darnell Livingston, 54 and DeWitt Buckingham, 64. Both men are the founders of the speakers bureau, Black Men Speak. The members of Black Men Speak deliver speeches and talks about mental health, and share their own stories of recovery.
Kenneth Davis, member of Black Men Speak!, shares his story of recovering from alcoholism and drug abuse in his presentation entitled "A Personal Story of Wellness and Recovery." He also discusses his diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia and the resulting struggle with self-esteem.
Black Men Speak!, a speakers bureau based in Alameda County, seeks to inform and enlighten the mental health community and the general public about issues concerning African American males with mental health and substance abuse challenges.