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“We Need A Break” Event to Address Black Men’s Mental Health

BreakTime Podcast host Corey LeGrand created the “We Need a Break” panel discussion and open conversation about health issues and social issues facing African American men. The free event is taking place at West Regional Library on June 1st, 2019 from 2pm-4pm. Local poet Jerris “Quick the Poet” Evans will moderate the discussion, including guest panelists Mt. Olive Baptist Church Executive Pastor, Reverend Frank Kennedy, Jr., local Social Worker, Robert Bailey, U.S. Army Veteran, Josh Noel, and Broward County Guidance Counselor, Daryl Wilson.

BreakTime Podcast is proud to bring “We Need A Break” to the Fort Lauderdale community for its inaugural event, and to host and engage in dialogue focusing on topics such as identifying signs of stress, managing anxiety, defining masculinity, overcoming trauma, and more. The program will include a hour panel discussion and a Q&A session open to attendees, and conclude with an exhibitor showcase of various organizations focusing on health, featuring private consultations provided by the Multi-Cultural Counseling Center.  

“My vision for this event is to bring African American men together to have open and honest conversations about deeper issues that we as men normally avoid discussing, so we can grow and get stronger together. Quite frankly, it starts with us,” BreakTime Podcast host Corey LeGrand.

Check out some of the panelists and special guests.

Robert Allen-Bailey Social Worker who specializes in working with at risk Black boys.

Rev. Frank Kennedy Jr. – Executive Pastor at New Mount Olive Baptist Church
Daryl Wilson – Guidance Counselor for Broward County Schools, works at MLK Elem.
Josh Noel – Purple Heart Recipient and War Veteran and speaker for veterans

To register for this free event, visit

BreakTime Podcast is a weekly podcast on Soundcloud that discusses topics relating to, excelling in the workplace, seeking employment, and professional and personal growth and development.  For more information about BreakTime Podcast visit

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