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African American Mental Health

Cultural Variations in Healing: Mental Health Outreach

Minaa B | Posted 11.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Minaa B

I believe there are many misconceptions about what mental health treatment looks like and stigma continues to be a burden by weighing down the choices that people are willing to make in regards to seeking help.

Police Shootings and Mental Health

Lauren Carson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices
Lauren Carson

This is not just the all too familiar headline focusing on a young unarmed African American male shot dead by police, but also the story of a man who needed mental health assistance and instead of receiving the professional assistance he so desperately needed, he received fatal bullets.

4 Black Church Resources That Can Help People Living With Depression

Monica A. Coleman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Monica A. Coleman

Black churches can draw upon various resources within tradition resources that can be helpful to people living with depression. These historic practices can create a contemporary climate that is welcoming and supportive for faithful people living with depression.

'Clinicians Are Not Culturally Competent'

| Posted 07.17.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Bernice Yeung African Americans across the state have concerns that their mental health...

Bill Cosby Forgot Mental Illness

Pius Kamau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pius Kamau

Two taboo subjects exist for black Americans: male gay sex and mental illness. The refusal to discuss them has had devastating results.