Why African American Men Are More Hesitant to Therapy Than African American Women

Research focusing on mental health among African Americans is on the rise. However, very little research addresses age and gender differences in attitudes, beliefs, and how men and women cope with mental health issues. Depression is one of the most common mental health problems among African Americans of both genders. Many people hesitate to seek… Continue reading Why African American Men Are More Hesitant to Therapy Than African American Women

Certain Mental Disorders Affect African-American Communities the Most

Affecting over 40 million adults in the United States, anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the country. The disorder can affect anyone, but the African-American community has been affected by it at a higher rate than any other group.   The African-American population, although the second most populous race in the United… Continue reading Certain Mental Disorders Affect African-American Communities the Most

How Can Black Patients Benefit From Working With Black Psychiatrists?

Cultural competence and awareness play a significant role in helping clients deal with their issues, which may be difficult for white psychiatrists to deal with their black patients.  Psychiatrists are doctors and do not generally provide therapy, but they can if they are competent and experienced.  Let us dive into why Black patients can benefit… Continue reading How Can Black Patients Benefit From Working With Black Psychiatrists?

How Childhood Experiences May Impact Your Adult Life

Do you ever feel like you are struggling with things you shouldn’t have to work so hard at? It is pretty standard for people to struggle with issues from their childhood well into adulthood. Below, we will discuss five ways that your childhood may be affecting your adult life. If you can identify the root… Continue reading How Childhood Experiences May Impact Your Adult Life

African American Family Therapy That Gets Results

What Is African American Family Therapy?   African American family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses culturally specific approaches to help families who are struggling with various issues. The therapist works to understand the unique dynamics within African American families and the impact of racism and poverty on these families. Using this understanding,… Continue reading African American Family Therapy That Gets Results