#BellLetsTalk: Mental Health and Black PeopleFebruary 5, 2018 |
by FARIDA DAWKINS
The hashtag movement #BellLetsTalk emerged in 2010 as a segue to open up the conversation surrounding mental illness and to cease the stigma around individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mental ailments. This is great except; the discussion is still a taboo in the Black community.
The National Alliance on Mental Health reports that “although anyone can develop a mental health problem, African Americans sometimes experience more severe forms of mental health conditions due to unmet needs and other barriers.”