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Distrust & Disparities: Dismantling Black Health Disparities

Mental Health Discussion

Content Warning: We discuss mental health, death, and suicide in this episode, listener discretion is advised.   In this episode we point out some of the mental health disparities that…
May 13, 2022

Mental Health Discussion

Content Warning: We discuss mental health, death, and suicide in this episode, listener discretion is advised.

 

In this episode we point out some of the mental health disparities that exist in the African American community. We discuss our own mental health journeys, struggles, and what we have learned about ourselves.

 

And we highlight BEAM, the Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective that is working to create a world where there are no barriers to Black healing. BEAM is a national training, movement building, and grant making institution dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.

 

Visit BEAM’s website, https://beam.community/, to learn more about their programs and to utilize their resources for mental health. 

 

If you would like to suggest a topic we should discuss, share your own personal story, or shoutout an organization or individual please email us at [email protected]

 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @distrustanddisparities and Twitter @DistrustPod.

 

Resources:

 

African Americans by NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

https://www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Identity-and-Cultural-Dimensions/Black-African-American

 

Mental Health Disparities: African Americans by American Psychiatric Association

https://www.psychiatry.org/File%20Library/Psychiatrists/Cultural-Competency/Mental-Health-Disparities/Mental-Health-Facts-for-African-Americans.pdf

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