Psychiatrist Discusses Black Women’s Access To Mental Healthcare.

On its “Tell Me More” program, NPR (10/8, Martin) interviewed Annelle Primm, MD, MPH, director of minority and national affairs for the American Psychiatric Association, who discussed “questions about black women’s access to mental” healthcare. Dr. Primm pointed out that blacks are “less likely to get treatment” for mental health disorders than their white peers for many reasons, including cultural stigma, lack of health insurance, and in some areas of the country, a lack of available psychiatric services.

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— “Mental Health Care: Why Some Get It And Some Don’t, NPR, October 8, 2013.

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