African-Americans are half as likely as whites to seek treatment for mental health issues. Many point to economics as the cause of unequal access while others attribute a deeply rooted stigma around mental health. Some add that an overemphasis on faith as a solution undervalues mental health care. From depression to bipolar disorder, how can we overcome the taboo around mental illness in the African-American community? Join us at 7:30pmET to discuss.
On this episode of the Stream, we speak to:
Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
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