In Black American communities, people experience greater mental health issues, often compounded by systemic racism, than in White American communities. Yet, in black communities, there remains a stigma surrounding mental health that prevents people from getting help. Treatments such as narrative therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help treat many conditions but are often rejected… Continue reading Steps To Destigmatize Mental Illness In Black Communities
In a recent episode, the character Randall Pearson of TV’s hit show “This is Us” decided that, for better results in his therapy, he would use a Black therapist. As the he only Black member of his family, he felt a new therapist could better understand his life experience and cultural needs. Frequently Heard … Continue reading Psychotherapy Should Ideally Be Color Blind. But It Isn’t.