This week Eboni and Eliza were joined by Dr. Napoleon Higgins, Jr. to define mind matter, psychiatry, and minority communities.

Dr. Napoleon Higgins Bio –

Dr. Napoleon Higgins is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in Houston, Texas. He is the owner of Bay Pointe Behavioral Health Services which is a large multispecialty mental health group. His practice is one of the largest practices in the 4th largest city in the US.

Dr. Higgins received his Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and he completed his residency in Adult Psychiatry and his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is the President of the Black Psychiatrists of Greater Houston, Past President of the Caucus of Black Psychiatrists of the American Psychiatric Association, and the Black Psychiatrists of America.

Dr. Higgins is the author of Transition 2 Practice which encompasses physician practice issues and helps doctors find the right practice setting so that they may deliver care and attain their work-life goals. He also specializes in nutrition and health to improve patients’ lives mentally and physically. He emphasizes that good mental and physical health are key in the practice of psychiatry and medicine.

Dr. Higgins has worked with and founded many programs that help to direct inner-city young men and women to aspire to go to college and finish their educational goals. He has worked with countless community mentoring programs and has a special interest in trauma, racism, and inner-city issues and how they affect minority and disadvantaged children and communities.

Favorite Resources:
Mind Matters (
The Miseducation of the Negro (

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