For treatment to be successful for POC, it needs to be equally accessible, empathetic and competent as it is for white people.
While stigma may be a barrier in the African American community—you can contribute to breaking that stigma down. Here are a few ways to get started.
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Coping with Bipolar Disorder within My Faith Community
Courage and Progress
The Millennial Voice: Normalizing Mental Health Across Backgrounds
4 Ways to Love Yourself as a Black Woman with Mental Illness
Challenging Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community
Changing the Conversation About Suicide in the Black Community
College Students of Color: Overcoming Mental Health Challenges
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