There are many barriers preventing progression in mental health care in the Black community. One is finding a therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist that understands. Many white people need to get over themselves and realize this is a troubling problem, and not a racial war. There is nothing to 'win' by being the bigger 'victim' to those … Continue reading The Different Needs of Black & White People WIth Mental Illness(es)
Taraji P. Henson speaks on mental health. Please take 5 minutes to see what she has to say, consider sharing it... We have people dying when we CAN FAIRLY EASILY SAVE THEM if we can come to terms that 1) mental illness is not just for white people, 2) it does not make you weak … Continue reading Taraji Henson Speaking on Black Mental Health Care
The severity of the issue of suicide in America is great; but the community that is least spoken of is the one that should be taking the forefront this year. This is a group of people who are least likely to seek out treatment (or have treatment available), most likely to live in traumatic circumstances while … Continue reading It’s National Suicide Prevention Week… Are You Ready to Step Up?
I am aware that there are plenty of people who think the signs and symptoms of depression, suicide, behavioral issues and so forth are the same for everyone. While in general of course that is true, there is a very obvious factor that must be considered and dealt with among those suffering from mental illness(es) … Continue reading Racism is On-Going Trauma; Specialized Attention Should Be Formed- Please Watch
This is a repost from tumblr, I don't have the original posters name but you can follow the associated tumblr page for this blog here. This infographic shows data collected by two government population and health agencies including the U.S. Census Bureau and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It displays an aggregated amount of … Continue reading We Must Stop Avoiding Mental Illness as Health Care