We know there are strong associations between experiences of racism and poor physical and mental health outcomes among racialized populations. Whether due to a reluctance to seek service, a lack of culturally appropriate services, a lack of training in anti-racist approaches to care, and/or an insufficient number of Black health professionals, frequently, racialized individuals have difficulty receiving timely and/or effective mental health supports. Whether within our schools or our health settings, we need to do better. This year, to mark Black History Month, we will highlight organizations and groups that seek to address stigma, provide culturally appropriate mental health services, and are conducting research that includes and welcomes Black communities in mental health spaces.
Visit out Black History month page as we add content throughout February.