While the experience of being Black not only varies across the globe but also within continents, countries and states, there are numerous shared cultural factors that can affect one’s mental health. Significantly, the discrimination and inequality that are associated with systemic racism can take a large toll on one’s well-being.
Members of the Black community often face additional challenges accessing the help and treatment they need and are often more likely to be misdiagnosed for certain mental illnesses than white people. In this week’s #PhDStrongerTogether module, we’ll explore the mental health of the Black community. We’ll examine the barriers and their connections to systemic racism, brainstorm solutions, and offer mental health resources for our Black community members.
Sign up to our Stronger Together section here to take part in this week's module: Black Community and Mental Health.
Join our weekly module discussion on our Discord server will happen Thursday (02/18) at 12 pm ET on our Discord server (join here to take part!).