It Is Possible! Meet Mental Health Advocate Karl Shallowhorn

What an honor to be teaming up with such an accomplished director, Charles Mattocks, on Eight Days Mental Health.

This docuseries will inspire, educate and elevate the discussions about mental health. I thought it would be great to sit down with him to meet another soul that is part of  “Team EIGHT DAYS” during pre production mode.

Meet Karl Shallowhorn who is devoted to wellness and embodies the journey of taking his own crisis and turning it into a thrive:


Karl Shallowhorn is the president and founder of Shallowhorn Consulting, LLC. 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 (CASAC), and has worked in the field of addiction and mental health for over 19 years. Karl is the author of Working on Wellness: A Practical Guide to Mental Health (2010) and Leadership Through the Lens of the 12 Steps (2020). 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 the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition, the Chair of Affiliate Relations for the Mental Health Association in New York State Board of Directors, as well as serving on the Erie County Mental Hygiene Community Services Board, and the Boards of Housing Options Made Easy, and the Just Buffalo Literary Center. Karl has received numerous awards for his advocacy work, including from the National Federation for Just Communities and the Buffalo Association of Black Social Workers. Additionally, Karl has been selected as a presenter for TedX Buffalo 2021 with his topic being centered on African American men and mental health.