icon-cookie
The website uses cookies to optimize your user experience. Using this website grants us the permission to collect certain information essential to the provision of our services to you, but you may change the cookie settings within your browser any time you wish. Learn more
I agree
Summary | 13 Annotations
'Bear Our Pain': The Plea For More Black Mental Health Workers
2020/06/27 16:50
"Finding a Black therapist really saved me some time, and there was more connection, in terms of the kinds of struggles that I might feel or the the kinds of ways I might think about certain scenarios," Koerber say
2020/06/27 16:51
The need for mental health support is more evident than ever, especially among Black Americans, say people who study and experience the burden of racism
2020/06/27 16:51
Meanwhile, the economic barriers to accessing mental health care have only increased.
2020/06/27 16:51
"We haven't been asked to publicly bear our pain as frequently as we are now, and we haven't had to witness other Black folks publicly baring their pain about it as frequently as we are now
2020/06/27 16:51
She worries most about Black girls, for whom suicide risk is increasing — not just among teenagers, but among preteens as well.
2020/06/27 16:51
The need for mental health support, in other words, is great.
2020/06/27 16:51
Misdiagnosis of Black people, Shim says, is still prevalent today — often by non-Black doctors who misread emotional cues like anger.
2020/06/27 16:51
' we misdiagnose young people with things like 'conduct disorder' instead of the result of chronic trauma from racism," because many physicians haven't experienced it, Shim says
2020/06/27 16:51
For many Black patients, access to mental health treatment often comes in places of last resort: Jails, schools, emergency rooms
2020/06/27 16:51
"I do think changing the workforce and changing the face of the workforce is probably the most critical thing that we can do now to start to address some of these issues," Shim says.
2020/06/27 16:51
Can't you refer me to a Black psychiatrist?' And because there are so few of us, I'm limited in how many of those people's referrals I can make to their satisfaction,"
2020/06/27 16:51
In recent years, Black celebrities in sports and entertainment — like former NBA star Ron Artest, radio personality Charlamagne Tha God and actress Taraji P. Henson — started openly advocating for the importance of mental health screening and support.
2020/06/27 16:52