African-Americans and Mental Health: What You Need to Know

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  • The Link Between Social Determinants and Mental Health
  • African-Americans and Mental Health
  • Stigma Around Seeking Help
  • Other Barriers to Care
  • Why Therapy Is OK
  • Ways to Improve Your Mental Health
  • Dealing With Stress
  • May is Mental Health Month!
  • What Is Mental Health?
  • What Makes Up Our Mental Health?

Stigma Around Seeking Help

Too many times when it comes to feeling down or being depressed, we are often told “prayer will solve everything” or to just “get over it” or only “weak people need therapy.” And for men, the stigma can be even greater: “Real men” don’t talk about their emotions or “real men” don’t cry. This kind of thinking is dangerous because it stops us from seeking the care that we so desperately need. 

 

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