July 03, 2019
If you’re African American and struggling with mental health, finding care may not be as easy or straightforward as you might think.
Nearly 17 million African Americans have suffered with a diagnosable mental illness in the past year – more people than the populations of Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia combined – but long-held cultural stigmas and barriers to care can make it hard to access treatment.
Here’s how to ditch the preconceived notions and clear the hurdles:
Mental health does not discriminate, but minorities disproportionately bear the burden of mental health struggles because their path to care can be challenging. Everyone deserves access to quality mental health care, however, so stand up to stigmas and fight for the care you deserve. To learn more, visit www.wechoosenps.org.