The Black Church and Mental Health Support

October 13, 2022 | JSTOR DAILY

Mental healthcare has not always been accessible for Black Americans. Could churches be part of the solution?

By: Julia Métraux | JSTOR DAILY

Mental healthcare has not always been accessible for Black people in the United States, due to a combination of factors. Stigma, institutional racism, misdiagnoses, and financial hardship are just a few barriers to receiving treatment. Added to these is the challenge of finding culturally sensitive providers who are representative of Black American communities.

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