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

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  • 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?
  • The Link Between Social Determinants and Mental Health

Other Barriers to Care

Lack of access to insurance and mental health care is a serious barrier to seeking treatment. Other barriers to consider: The lack of culturally competent doctors who understand the nuances of race, gender, class and mental health issues. There is also our own mistrust of the medical community that makes us think twice about “airing our business out.”


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