What Can Be Done About Racial Disparities in Mental Health Care?

Mental health conditions do not discriminate by race—but mental health treatment might.

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. It is a time to remember that not everyone has equal access to mental health resources—and a time to reflect on what can be done about it.

In this Mental Health Minute, Janay Bailey, MS, considers not only extending mental health care to underserved communities, but also dispelling the stigma that surrounds mental health issues in some of those communities.

For more on mental health and race, see If We Had a Hammer and Racism and Climate Change.

Ms Bell holds a Master of Science from Pace University and is a counselor at Humantold in New York City.