People of Color & Suicide with Mental Health: From Pandemic to Healing & Recovery 

A free seminar on the impact of the pandemic on mental health with suicide in people of color and what it will take to bring about change and well-being.


Irma Woodruff


Survivor of Daughter’s Death

Grace Carroll, PhD

Professor, University of California-Berkeley (Ret.)

Local Program Evaluator for The Village Project’s Emanyatta Program

Survivor of Step-Son’s Death

Dr. Cathy Gutierrez, PhD

Deputy Director, Monterey County Behavioral Health Bureau (Ret.)

Chair of Monterey County Behavioral Health Commission

Survivor of Friend’s and Co-Worker’s Death

Mel Mason, LCSW

Executive Director/Clinical Director

The Village Project, Inc.

Survivor of First Cousin’s Death