Mental Health in the Black Community: A Community Conversation

When:
February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Where:
Roxbury Innovation Center
2300 Washington St
Roxbury
MA 02119

Major depression, ADHD, suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common mental health disorders among Black Americans. According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, Black Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population. Although the prevalence of these disorders is higher in the black population, only about 25% of Black Americans seek treatment. Some of these reasons include: lack of information on mental health, faith, inaccessible mental health services and care inequality.

Join us for a community conversation to discuss stigma of mental health in the black community, how to break down these barriers and encourage the community to make their mental health a priority. We will be partnering with many organizations that include: MA Department of Mental Health, Bringing Back Boston, What’s on Your Mind, iGotchaPsyched and the Black Men’s Collective!

Free admission and refreshments will be served. For questions, please contact the event organizer Olivia Umoren at olivia.umoren@mgh.harvard.edu.

This event is sponsored by the MGH Department of Medicine and the MGH Cancer Center.