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Black Mental Health Matters pt. 3

Black Mental Health Matters pt. 3

  Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, or identity. Anyone can develop a mental health problem, which is exactly why it is important that quality mental health care be made available and accessible on a much larger scale. In fact, a shortage of mental health care providers has been documented nationwide in the US – data was released in March 2020 by the Health Resources & Services Administration indicating that only about 27% of geographic areas have enough mental health practitioners, leaving 73% under-represented in terms of mental health care coverage. These numbers are incredibly distressing,...

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BIPOC Mental Health – An Overview of Real Numbers

BIPOC Mental Health – An Overview of Real Numbers

  Our previous BIPOC-focused blog post focused a bit on the disparities in the access to quality mental health coverage between whites and members of the BIPOC community. This time, we want to give you a very brief and high-level overview of real numbers as published by Mental Health America. If you’re interested, we have published this same information on our Instagram here. As part of BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to share some high-level statistics that will help to scratch the surface in terms of WHY we observe this month and WHY it’s so important to look...

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