Black History Month- Mental Health Affects On Our Black Community & How to Support (Free Access)

Mental health issues refers to a wide range of mental health conditions.

These are disorders that affect your mood, thinking, and behavior.

Understanding and being supportive to cultural differences can be helpful to everyone. It can strengthen relationships and create unity and inclusion in our homes and communities.

Understaning Barrier and How to Support


Resources: Anxiety & Depression Association of America, ADAA.org

Choosing the Right Therapist

It is important to find a mental health provider who demonstrates the ability to understand and consider the social and cultural needs of diverse patients. Unfortunately, research has shown a lack of understanding or cultural competence in mental health care, which results in misdiagnosis and inadequate treatment. When meeting with a mental health professional ask questions to get a sense of their level of cultural sensitivity, whether they have treated other African Americans, received training in cultural competence, and how they plan to take beliefs and practices into account when suggesting treatment. Learn more about finding the right therapist.

Below are websites where you can find Black mental health providers in your area.


A Empowering Series to watch on Disney Plus!! Rise Up, Speak Out!

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Click here to learn more. Rise UP, amd Speak Up will air on Disney Plus starting February, 2, 2022.

Disney is ready to empower young multi-cultural viewers with new animated short-form series Rise Up, Sing Out. Executive produced by Questlove and Black Thought of The Roots, the eight-episode musical series will provide messages of optimism, self-love and celebrating diversity.

The show comes after parents asked platform Disney Junior for entertainment content geared towards children about diversity and inclusion. Apparently, questioning Disney Junior paid off, as viewers can look forward to episodes about Black hair and the mispronounced or stigmatization of multi-cultural names.

The Rise Up, Sing Out shorts touch on a lot of real-world issues, especially for young Black kids, that just weren’t talked about when we were growing up. The beautiful thing about these shorts is that not only are they going to provide young kids the proper language to talk to their friends and family about some of the things that might be bothering them, but it’s also going to give parents the tools on how to respond,” Questlove and Black Thought said in a prepared statement.


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