Why Don’t Black People go to Therapy?

Regardless of race, we all share one thing in common. Mental Health. We all suffer from mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, or schizophrenia. However, growing up in a mixed-race household, I know that black people often deter from seeking treatment, or even acknowledging that their difficulties are due to mental health issues. There are a number of barriers that come up, such as stigma, the psychologist, and racial bias which can prevent treatment. This is not a comprehensive list; there are limitations in education and services, as well as, doctor-patient communication that can further lower the percentage.

We cannot get through them all but here is a start.

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