African Americans Face Hurdles In Seeking Mental Healthcare.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune (6/21, Griffin) reports, “Only about 30 percent of African-Americans who have been diagnosed with a mental illness seek counseling, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and only one in three who need psychiatric care receive it.” Researchers have found issues of poverty, community violence, and unemployment could put African Americans at higher risk for mental illness, but a history of mistrust for the medical establishment, as well fears of being stigmatized can keep many from getting treatment.

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— “For African-Americans, many hurdles in seeking mental health care, “Ashley Griffin, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 20, 2013.

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