Black People and Mental Health: Why Suffer in Silence

Why mental health remains largely absent from the public discourse in the Black community seem to amaze me. I want to know why cultural community hide in the dark when it comes to talking about a loved one living with a mental illness.

This is an issue and the statistics are loud and clear. African Americans are 20% more likely to report having serious psychological distress than non-Hispanic Whites, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Services. Yet young adult African Americans, especially those with higher levels of education, are less likely to seek mental health services than their White counterparts, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

Is it a cultural difference  we will find out more on The Pulse AZ  Saturday 9, 2014 on KFNX 1100AM at 8PM.

 

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