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

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  • May is Mental Health Month!
  • 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

What Makes Up Our Mental Health?

Most mental health professionals look at three indicators to assess our mental health. There is emotional well-being, which is happiness and life satisfaction. There is psychological well-being, which is self-acceptance and optimism. Finally, social well-being — sense of community and sense of self-worth. 

 

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