On the quest to help end mental health stigma in communities of color
End Mental Health Stigma
Experiences from domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, substance abuse (e.g. drug and alcohol) and more can be detrimental to ones well being. Triggers from experiences can contribute to social, phycological, and emotional factors leading to mental health challenges. According to the American Psychiatric Association, 'racial/ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities often suffer from poor mental health outcomes due to multiple factors including inaccessibility of high quality mental health care services, cultural stigma surrounding mental health care, discrimination, and overall lack of awareness about mental health.' As a community we have to be firm in mitigating the above factors by changing the narrative. This means, action is warranted to address mental health issues in communities of color.
And I Stand is committed to changing the status quo and aiding in ending mental stigma by being a voice for the voiceless and a resource to underrepresented communities through natural/spiritual support, training programs, advocacy, and counseling resources. We are steadfast in our "Mental Health Does Not Define You" approach. For more information about resources and training programs surrounding mental health contact us!