An Upcoming Storm: The Persistent Impacts of COVID-19 on the Black Community
- By Dimitry Francois, M.D.
The post-COVID impact on health in the Black community in the United States has been severe and widespread.
Black History Month: Resistance, Accountability, and Progress
- By Rahn Bailey, M.D., DFAPA
As we begin Black History Month, we are both encouraged to celebrate and challenged to understand the essential role that Black Americans play in U.S. History. While this time is devoted to recognizing the experiences and successes of Black Americans, it is also a chance for government to take accountability for the role that it has played in the historical disenfranchisement of Black Americans. These commemorative practices play a role in the collective healing of marginalized communities. Further, such should emphasize that real progress toward racial healing has been slow, and equity is not shared by all Americans.
Decriminalizing Mental Illness and Promoting Mental Health Equity
A poll commissioned by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) found that only 1 in 5 Americans believe that those in jails and prisons are getting the mental health care they need while 75% believe mental health support should be provided for incarcerated people.
Suicide and Self-Harm: Cultural Connections May Help Protect Hispanic/Latino Youth
Suicide is a growing concern among the Hispanic/Latino population, especially among youth. Research finds that aspects of Hispanic/Latino culture and their associated familial and community connections may help in preventing suicide
Run, Walk, or Roll July 10 at the MOORE Equity in Mental Health 5K to Raise Awareness and Support for BIPOC Youth Mental Health
APA’s inaugural MOORE Equity in Mental Health 5K Run/Walk/Roll will be held Saturday, July 10, and I urge you to get involved. This fun, virtual event is a terrific way to bring awareness to and address mental health inequities facing Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) youth. It also honors unwavering mental health equity advocate Bebe Moore Campbell.