The  KMSAC Trail
May 2009 Edition
Save Our Sons -
 Diverse Issues in Higher Education  February 5, 2009*Volume 25
Suicide Increasing Rapidly Among Young, Black Males
by Chandra R. Thomas
Gina Smallwood always worried about whether her teenage son was wearing a seatbelt or having unprotected sex, but she was certainly never concerned about whether he was at high risk for depression.
After all, Kelvin Mikhail Smallwood-Jones was a dean’s list student with a 4.0 grade point average on a full academic scholarship to one of the most respected historically Black colleges in the country. Prior to enrolling in Atlanta’s Morehouse College in the fall of 2006, he
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“I was always worried about him buckling up [his seatbelt] or driving cross-country alone, when I should have been
worried about how he was feeling,” says Gina Smallwood of her son Kelvin, a college honor student, who took his
own life on February 23rd.
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Monday, August 25, 2008
National Suicide Prevention Week
Kick-Off Howard University September 6, 2008
Contact:  Gina Smallwood
Howard University, Washington, DC—September 6, 2008.  The National Organization of People of Color Against Suicide (NOPCAS) will announce the Kelvin Mikhail Suicide Awareness Campaign at Howard University’s First 2008 Football Game on Saturday, September 6, 2008, 1:00 PM at Green Stadium –Howard University Campus off of 6th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.  
Suicide prevention is a national public health priority. Nationally, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for college students, the 3rd
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“Our Lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“When our youth are dying every 118 minutes in this great nation from suicide, it is time not to be silent about it anymore. For what matters most are the lives of our children.” Gina Maria
For Speaking Engagements, Awareness Prevention Workshop, or Additional Information, Please Call 202-340-2009 or Email Gina Smallwood at grannyd@mac.commailto:grannyd@mac.comshapeimage_7_link_0