Steps To Destigmatize Mental Illness In Black Communities

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

Psychotherapy Should Ideally Be Color Blind. But It Isn’t.

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.