Does Meditation Reduce Stress?

If you don’t deal with stress timely, it takes a toll on your mental and physical health. There are several stress-management tools that you can incorporate into your daily time. You must have a healthy routine and diet to cope with stress. Talking about your problems and stressors to a therapist can also help you… Continue reading Does Meditation Reduce Stress?

Self Help Strategies to do at Home

Self-help is a form of positive psychology where you engage in activities that boost your mental health or provide relief from daily life stressors. There are hundreds of self-care strategies that individuals can attempt at home which can improve their lives, including eating healthy food, practicing meditation, and exercising. For individuals suffering from mental illness,… Continue reading Self Help Strategies to do at Home

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?

Common Reasons Black Americans Avoid Psychotherapy

Among the adult Black community, severe mental health issues are common. The sad part is that only a third of people who seek help will receive it. Only 25% of African Americans seek psychotherapy. In comparison to this, 40% of the white community seeks mental health care. There is quite a significant disparity in these… Continue reading Common Reasons Black Americans Avoid Psychotherapy

Top 5 Benefits of Therapy

Therapy is a kind of treatment that deals with mental health and emotional distress. There are some activities that lead to low self-esteem, which in turn necessitates therapy. They include stigma and historical racist attitudes towards black people. They deny you joy and happiness. The self-hate, fear, discrimination can lead to suicidal thoughts and other… Continue reading Top 5 Benefits of Therapy

Importance of Targeted Mental Health Care for African American Youth

Mental health awareness and care are essential for everyone. However, there is an increased stigma surrounding mental health care for African American youth. According to data collected from respondents to a recent survey, African American youth is especially prone to developing mental health problems. However, they are just as likely not to seek and receive… Continue reading Importance of Targeted Mental Health Care for African American Youth

Foods That Can Improve Your Mental Wellbeing

Mental health disorders are serious, life-threatening diseases. Yet, people consider mental illnesses to be a weakness. They do not liken conditions like depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety to heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. This is especially true in black communities where the stigma isn’t lessening. If you currently struggle with a mental condition,… Continue reading Foods That Can Improve Your Mental Wellbeing

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.