Black Mental Health: What You Need to Know


This resource provides an overview of how stigma about mental health impacts Black Americans, what barriers exist, and how to find culturally sensitive care.


Explanations about stigma against mental health care; descriptions of types of trauma and their impact on mental wellbeing; review of barriers to treatment; explanation of the importance of culturally sensitive care; links to additional resources

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Learn how to discern if a care provider is culturally competent.
  • Find out why addressing stigma reduces barriers to seeking help with mental health.

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