Kimya N. Dennis, Ph.D.

Contact: Kimya N. Dennis •  Cell 919-710-0288 •

Educator, community advocate, researcher, and consultant



Audio: Suicide and Black America, Scholars Strategy Network, No Jargon, August 2018

Audio: Shattering Mental Health Stereotypes, Susan Lambert, LCSW: In the Balance Podcast, August 2018

Audio: 61: Unclassified Woman, The Childfree with Dr. Kimya N. Dennis, Michelle Marie McGrath, June 2018

Audio: Suicides across Cultures, The Matt Townsend Show, BYU Radio, May 2018

Virginia Democrats can’t claim ignorance of blackface: Today’s talker, USA Today, February 2019

Connecting our communities with medical-health professionals, WS Chronicle, January 2019

It doesn’t have to make sense to other people: An interview with African Diaspora Childfree Sociologist, Dr. Kimya N. Dennis, Black Youth Project, October 2018

Minority Mental Health: Important Every Month and Every Day, Mental Health America of Virginia, July 2018

Live Recording: Mental Health and Minority Communities, All Sides with Ann Fisher, WOSU-NPR, March 2018

Seeing Suicide Through A Non-White Lens, Straight Fruit: 89.3 WFPL, March 2018

Live Recording: Demographic and Cultural Variance in Suicide and Mental Health, All Sides with Ann Fisher, WOSU-NPR, February 2018

Suicide isn't just a 'white people thing', February 2018

Demographic and Cultural Variance in this "Opioid Crisis", November 2017

First Responders Need Mental Health Too, July 2017

Mental health and substance abuse, April 2017

How will Virginia Address Mental Illness in Jails and Prisons? March 2017

Resources available to reduce stress, violence, October 2016

Commentary: Devon Davis and mental health in our community, June 2016

Criminal InJustice: The Meaning of Juneteenth in the 21st Century, June 2016

Obstacles to mental health care, June 2016

Mental-health outreach, spiritual communities can work together, April 2016

The larger implications of the death of Darryl Hunt, March 2016

Self-Harm and Suicide among Blacks: Redefining and Re-categorizing Behaviors, March 2016

The childfree, cultural identity and intracultural diversity, October 2016

How communities decide ‘enough is enough', September 2016