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

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  • What Is Mental Health?
  • What Makes Up Our Mental Health?
  • 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!

The Link Between Social Determinants and Mental Health

It’s really important to understand that social determinants — circumstances we are born into and the oppression that comes with that — most definitely impact our mental health. Lack of adequate housing, safe neighborhoods, equitable jobs and wages, quality education and equal access to quality health care all have an affect on how we see ourselves and the world around us. 

 

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