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.
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.
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.
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