Who We Are
We are a community of people who find it important to break down the stigma concerning all things mental health. In order to break down this stigma, it's imperative we know the statistics, especially in communities of color.
Mental health is prevalent regardless of age, gender, socio-economic status or religious affiliation. Let's work together to change the reputation of mental health!
1. Any Mental Illness (AMI) Among Adults. (n.d.). Retrieved October 23, 2015, from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/any-mental-illness-ami-among-adults.shtml
2. Any Disorder Among Children. (n.d.) Retrieved January 16, 2015, from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/any-disorder-among-children.shtml
3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Results from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Findings, NSDUH Series H-50, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 15-4927. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Retrieved October 27, 2015 from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-FRR1-2014/NSDUH-FRR1-2014.pdf
4. Nutt, A.E. (2018) Suicide rates rise sharply across the United States, new report shows https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/06/07/u-s-suicide-rates-rise-sharply-across-the-country-new-report-shows/?utm_term=.5dc7051b2251
5. Williams, M.T. (2011) Why African Americans avoid psychotherapy. Psychology Today, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/culturally-speaking/201111/why-african-americans-avoid-psychotherapy
6. National Alliance on Mental Illness (n.d.). African American mental health. https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Diverse-Communities/African-Americans