The friends of the late Dr. Patricia A. Newton (Nana Akosua Akyaa) hosted a 40-Day Ascension Celebration in her honor. The event is was live-streamed and took place on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Newton recently passed away and was an African-centered psychiatrist, traditionalist and elder. She specialized in anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression, chronic mental illness, and transcultural psychiatry.
The founder of the Black Psychiatrists of America in Maryland, Newton served as a President before becoming the CEO & Medical Director serving on its Council of Elders.
She also served on the academic faculty for over sixteen years at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and became the first female chairperson of the Department of Psychiatry at Baltimore’s Provident Hospital.