Karl Shallowhorn M.S., CASAC

Founder, Mental health advocate, and educator,, Shallowhorn Consulting

About this speaker

Karl Shallowhorn is the President and Founder of Shallowhorn Consulting, LLC and Director of Youth Programs for the Mental Health Advocates of Western New York. He has a Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration from SUNY Buffalo State, is a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, and has

worked in the field of addiction and mental health for 22 years.

Karl is the author of Working on Wellness: A Practical Guide to Mental Health and Leadership Through the Lens of the 12 Steps. He coordinates and writes for the United Church of Christ blog, The Journey and has been a contributing writer and blogger for BP magazine. He is the Chair of Affiliate Relations for the Mental Health Association in New York State Board of Directors.

Karl has received numerous awards for his mental health advocacy work, including from the National Federation for Just Communities and the Buffalo Association of Black Social Workers. Additionally, Karl is a featured speaker for TedX Buffalo 2021 with his topic being centered on African American men and mental health and was featured in both the 2021 A&E Network documentary, Voices Magnified: Mental Health Crisis and the TV docuseries, Reversed and is the host of the radio program Mental Health Verses, which can be heard at 6 pm ET Mondays on 91.3 FM WBNY Bufffal or streaming on the Radio FX app.

Karl is a member of Pilgrim-St.Luke’s United Church of Christ and lives in Buffalo with his wife of 27 years, Suzy and has two daughters, Sarah and Lillie.

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