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

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  • 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
  • African-Americans and Mental Health

Why Therapy Is OK

Talking to a therapist or joining a support group can be really helpful. Please know that you are not “crazy” for wanting professional help — you are incredibly brave. Even better: There are Black mental health providers and support groups that you can go to, who will speak to you in the language that you understand. Learn where you can find a Black therapists and counselor here

 

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