CFR Alumna, Tasnim Sulaiman, Featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer

February 4, 2020 | The Philadelphia Inquirer is celebrating Black History Month by acknowledging the mental health issues that Black Men face and the barriers that prevent them from receiving treatment. The Black community encounters unique mental health challenges and barriers to care, including lack of resources, stigma, and financial limitations. With rising suicide rates among this population, the need for action to redress these barriers has grown increasingly urgent.

Recognizing this need, CFR Alumna Tasnim Sulaiman joined with Zakia Williams to create Black Men Heal. Their work was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Superbowl Sunday in a co-authored essay entitled, “We’ve Offered Free Therapy to Black Men. The Response Has Been Overwhelming.”

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Ms. Sulaiman, MFT, LPC, CST completed both the Post-Graduate Certificate Program for Marriage and Family Therapy and Sex Therapy Certificate Program at Council for Relationships. Ms. Sulaiman is an expert speaker and consultant for organizations. She is a workshop presenter for CFR’s Professional Development Program. She will be presenting a continuing education workshop on June 18 – “The Invisible Man: Black Men and Mental Health”. Her workshop will be open for registration at the end of February for interested mental health professionals.

View our calendar of 2019 -2020 Continuing Education Workshops by clicking here.


Written by Nakia Hawkins, Marketing Coordinator