Black Folks and Mental Health: Why Do We Suffer in Silence?
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental illness is the silent killer of African Americans, but it doesn't have to be. The shame and embarrassment about any form of disability can be found in most ethnic groups. However, there is a higher prevalence of stigmas over mental disability in African-American and Latino groups. We are quickly met with, “I’ll just pray about it” or “ I don’t want anyone in my business” when addressing someone's need for treatment. Take the initiative this month to learn more about mental illness, and the millions of lives affected by it. This is a old article ( You Can Read It Here ) I'm sharing on my social media platforms.
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