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Mind and Wellness Foundation

1Q Newsletter

January 2024

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Welcome to the MAWF Newsletter

Volume 1 |  January-June 2023 | Issue 1


Breaking the Silence: A Black L.A. mother’s journey with grief after losing a son to suicide

BY Jason Armond | Staff Photographer | JUNE 17, 2023 10 PM PT

Amid a super bloom of wildflowers and mustard plants, Deneen Vaughn takes a moment to catch her breath.

Regardless of the season, the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Trail has been a lifesaver for the 58-year-old mother of three.

She recalled hiking the trail when the rolling hills were brown and devoid of life, but its impact on her well-being remains constant.


Minority Mental Health Month:  Vaughn Family in Virginia Launches Mind and Wellness Foundation  

D. Kevin McNeir | WI Senior Editor | July 21, 2022 - July 27, 2022

Each July, cities across the U.S. observe National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in efforts to increase awareness about  the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in America.


Minority Mental Health: Care and Treatment

Check out our latest press interview on @WHUR , featuring our CEO & Founder. 

Minority Mental Health: Care and Treatment

Harold Fisher | July 20, 2022 at 8:26 pm

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There have been several recent high-profile deaths that raise the issue of mental health and illness in the minority community.  Comedian Jak Knight committed suicide just last week.  He was 28 years old.  Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst committed suicide in January.  She was 30 years old.  As we observe National Minority Mental Health Month, we try to address the questions around this issue.


Helping Others Through the Mind and Wellness Foundation

Did you catch us on the news yesterday? Sending a huge thank you to the team at ABC 7 DC for interviewing our co-founders, Reggie and Deneen Vaughn, and surprising us with a $2,000 donation to the Mind and Wellness Foundation! 

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