Dr. Tichianaa Armah
Physician, mother, and wife, Dr. Tichianaa Armah is unashamedly Christian, proud to be Black and committed to increasing access to quality mental health care for all without the exclusion of Black and Brown people. Dr. Tichianaa Armah, a Bronx, NY native graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in psychology and Medical Degree from the University of Rochester. She attended Yale University School of Medicine for her psychiatry training. Most recently she was honored by the Connecticut Psychiatric Society with the Roger Coleman Memorial Award for her exemplary devotion to patients and commitment to quality care. Dr. Armah is the Psychiatry Medical Director and Vice President of Behavioral Health at the Community Health Center Inc. a leading independent, non-profit healthcare provider, providing comprehensive primary care services in medicine, dentistry, and behavioral health to more than 130,000 people, with a primary commitment to underserved communities. Dr. Armah is driven to increasing access to quality mental health care for our most vulnerable populations. To achieve these goals Dr. Armah's mission is twofold, community engagement and training the next generation in the mental health field with an integrated approach in Primary Care settings. She is Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale and was one of the early organizers of the department of Psychiatry's Social Justice and Health Equity curriculum. Her current focus also includes increasing access to tele-psychiatry services from existing experienced mental health professionals. Wellness and mental health especially in the African American community has been an important element of her work since the years of her training. Beginning in Medical school she facilitated workshops incorporating physical and mental well-being through approaching lifestyle change, with lectures, exercise, and cooking lessons at a local church for the members. She continues to approach her local communities and patients with her fundamental value of the mind, body and spirit connection for overall well-being.