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Donna Holland Barnes, PhD, PCC is currently founder and CEO of DHB Wellness & Associates, LLC where she conducts life coaching, grief recovery, and suicide prevention training on suicide risk management.   
As certified Master Trainer for suicide prevention and intervention, Dr. Barnes trains faculty, staff and students as well as the community on how to recognize the signs of someone who is in a suicidal crisis. She is also the founder of the National Organization for People of Color against Suicide (NOPCAS) after losing her son to suicide while he was in college. Dr. Barnes teaches suicide risk management for the College of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry at Howard University and has published many articles, chapters, and given presentations on the topic across the country. She is the author of the "Truth About Suicide," published by DWJ books in New York as part of the "Truth About Series..." for middle school and high school students.


She has developed a campus-wide prevention program at Howard University and through NOPCAS has conducted a support group for friends and family members of victims of suicide.  Barnes has been featured on several radio shows and media outlets including NPR, CNN, The Huffington Post and The Washington Post.  She currently serves on the military task force for the National Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

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