Mental Health: A Guide for African Americans and Their Families


African Americans have overcome great adversity throughout history. This strength can be used today to help overcome a leading cause of suffering in the African American community: mental health.

About 1 in 4 US adults suffers from some kind of mental disorder each year. And when mental health strikes, it may be harder on African Americans because many do not get the mental health services they need. Having a mental health is not something many African Americans want to talk about. But mental health is nothing to be ashamed of! It is a medical problem, just like heart disease or diabetes.

The good news: help is available, treatment works, and people can recover and lead productive, satisfying lives.

This booklet and DVD program will help you:

  • Learn about different types of mental health
  • Understand ways to treat mental health
  • See how the traditional resilience and strength of the African American community can help people recover from mental health and achieve their goals and dreams

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Link to companion guidebook:

Mental Health: A Guide for African Americans and Their Families.