Lauren Carson is the Executive Director and Founder of Black Girls Smile, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting positive mental health education, resources and support for black girl’s mental health. 

There has been a 182% increase in suicides with young black girls ….WE ARE NOT GOOD!   

If you are a young black girl, a black women or black mother raising a daughter, today’s guest has some valuable insight to share. 

Learn about:

  1. The rise of Suicide and Suicide attempts among Black Girls 
  2. Why Black youth are two times more likely to die by suicide compared to their white counterparts 
  3. What signs to look for in your daughter, friend or mother
  4. What depression and anxiety looks like in the black community different than in other communities?
  5. What black women struggle with different than black girls?
  6. The one main reason young black girls are attempting to take their lives? 


This interview series is sponsored by a new movement, called Black People Forward, whose mission is to help people process the pain and trauma many in the black community have experienced and help us gain #momentum to move forward in the areas of health and wealth. 



Lisa Williams

Like a Drake song, Lisa C. Williams knows what it is to “start from the bottom,” but now she’s here! Lisa has achieved six-figure success, but personal and family challenges led her to lose momentum and ultimately lose it all. Now, she has triumphed and reset her business by launching Smart Hustle Agency, with the goal to help collaborative minded entrepreneurs work smarter while building wealth!