Our experts will discuss:
– The background of inequity in the mental health space.
-Risk factors unique to the Black Community that contribute to mental health challenges.
– Challenges we face in seeking treatment.
– Treatment options and everyday coping strategies for our mental health.
Participants will walk away with tools and strategies that can be implemented and applied.
Black men are not receiving the help they need for these problems. For example, only 26.4% of Black and Hispanic men ages 18 to 44 who experienced daily feelings of anxiety or depression were likely to have used mental health services, compared with 45.4% of non-Hispanic White men with the same feelings (NCHS Data Brief No. 206, 2015).
When Black men do seek help and would prefer a same-race provider, it can be difficult to find Black psychologists, since they still make up only about 4% of the doctoral-level psychology workforce.
Mental health is as important as physical health. It includes a person’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts. Having sound mental health is important as it determines how people can handle stress, make choices, and interact with others.
As a of structal racism and Black peoples’ unique history in this country, their mental health and treatment are intimately tied to factors such as implicit bias on the part of medical providers, high poverty rates, and low access to quality psychological and psychiatric services.
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