Black Mental Health Matters

Subject: New Black Mental Health Matters Resource for Yemm & Hart
Message: Friends from Yemm & Hart,
Earlier today, I was checking your website for information on resources for the African American community when I found a list of helpful websites on your resource page:

And I thought you might be interested in a guide that was created to discuss the impact of Racism and Discrimination on the Mental Health of our Black Communities.

As you know, mental health is one of the vital issues facing the Black community in America. Sadly, given the racism and racial injustice African Americans have faced, it’s not surprising that they have become more susceptible to struggle with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

Unfortunately, just 1/3 of Black people will receive the help they need. For some, longstanding racism has hurt their economic prospects and their ability to access affordable, high-quality mental health assistance. Other African Americans are afraid of the stigmas regarding mental illnesses and treatment.

But not finding help can make mental illnesses even worse. One of our goals is to help people find the assistance they need when they need it.

We also want to help to start a conversation about how racism affects the African American community’s mental health. And help to reduce the shame and stigma sometimes associated with mental illness and mental health treatment

If you want to learn more about it, please check our guide:

Some of the universities that have already shared our guide are:
Columbia University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Minnesota

I would appreciate it if you could add this resource to your page. If you have any questions about it, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

There are no obligations; I thought we could work together to bring awareness to such an important issue. Thank you for your work and your time.

Best Regards