During Black History Month, we honor and celebrate the achievements of Black people and the importance of providing equitable access to care. Mental illness affects 1 in 4 Americans, and due to systemic racism, and the effects of trauma and violence, Black people are disproportionately more likely to face mental health challenges and have trouble accessing care. Importantly, Black people have pioneered innovative and culturally competent treatments and services to promote well-being.
To celebrate Black History Month, we are paying tribute to the generations of Black individuals who have made lasting contributions to the field of mental health. Check out the list of extraordinary contributors.
In addition to paying tribute to black contributors we have found Mental Health Resources For Black and African American Communities.