Mental Health America works nationally and locally to raise awareness about mental health. We believe that everyone at risk for mental illnesses and related disorders should receive early and effective interventions. Historically, communities of color experience unique and considerable challenges in accessing mental health services. Demographics/Societal Issues 13.2 % of the U.S. population, or roughly … Continue reading Black Americans and Mental Health. The sad Truth.
Maybe she’s your hilarious aunt, your lovable mother, your loyal friend or maybe she’s you. Judging by the sheer number of African American women who suffer from being overweight or obese there’s no doubt that you know at least one of them. While you may have visually noticed this problem, the actual numbers may alarm … Continue reading Black Women’s Greatest Nemesis: Obesity