Your sense of self is derived from your day to day events, history, culture, education, and your parents. This is done through the activation of your biological sensory system. Once data is taken in through your senses and processed by your mind, your thoughts produce an array of emotions which eventuate your experience and ultimately produce your truth about life. If you are not aware of your belief system your thoughts and emotions can wear you down if gone unchecked. Who we are is a reflection of a larger system. Healthy communities can help promote healthy individuals. The following is a small token of my commitment to a larger system:

RESULTS Volunteer Advocating for health and education in the poorest communities.

NYC Medical Reserve Corps Mental health first responder within the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response in New York City.

Honorary Citation by the Office of the President State Senator Kevin S. Parker presented an an honorary recognition to Dr. Sahar Khoshakhlagh from the Office of the President of the Borough of Brooklyn for her assistance in the implementation of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) within the behavioral health community.

Rallying for Better Crisis Interventions Spoke at a rally to promote Crisis Intervention Teams to help the NYPD better respond to the “more than 100,000 emotionally distressed person (EDP) calls that they receive annually.”

Certificate of Recognition and Profound Gratitude by John Volpe, Special Advisor DOHMH and Theresa Tobin, Deputy Chief NYPD for supporting the NYPD Crisis Intervention Program, and its mission to train NYC police officers to effectively interact with individuals with behavioral health issues, October 2015

Survivors of Gun Violence: SHOT by Kathy Shorr photographed survivors of gun violence. Her book portrays 101 survivors, aged 8 to 80, from different racial backgrounds and communities within the United States. Most survivors were photographed at the location of violence. Dr. K is one of the 101 survivors.

CCIT Press Conference Rallies Support for Passage of Essential Legislation: Sahar joined Senator Parker in support of the legislative bill that would require crisis teams in NYC.

Woman Shot By NYPD Pens Letter to Mayor Supporting CCIT: Sahar's interview on ABC here, and her letter to Mayor De Blasio and Commissioner Bratton.

Building Communities through Community awareness