Mental Health Archives

Ten staggering stats show how mental health care fails people of color

June 21, 2018

Nearly one in five American adults will deal with a mental health issue in a given year. While research and advocacy have come a long way when it comes to mental health, there’s still one area that is highly under-addressed: How mental illness affects people of color. There has been some progress in recent years… [Read More]

‘Strong black man’ hurts black men with mental health issues

April 12, 2018

To be African American, male, and mentally ill is to face a particular cultural medical challenge. Emotional vulnerability is a prerequisite for good mental health – and admitting feelings of fear, pain, sadness, or panic is a condition for the diagnosis of a mental disorder. Yet many African American men are brought up in a… [Read More]