According to the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, Black folks are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health distress, yet only one in three Black folks who need help actually receive it.
To give a comparison: About 25% of Black folks seek mental care compared to 40% of white folks.
There are a number of barriers that account for this disparity and make it harder for Black folks to receive mental health support — among them access to culturally competent therapists, the high cost of therapy, and stigma associated with receiving support.
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