The topic of mental health is often taboo in the African-American community. Black Americans are just as likely to experience mental health problems as the general population, but significantly less likely to receive treatment. This session will offer a glimpse into the root of trauma and its consequences in the Black community, while exploring the cultural challenges and barriers associated with seeking services.
Mental Illness should be understood as a brain illness, and just like any part of our body should receive proper treatment. Mental Health America of Palm Beach County offers programs that give care and support to aide the recovery of mental health.
Founded in 1909, Mental Health America (MHA) – with more than 200 affiliates across the United States – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.
MHA collaborates with scientists, practitioners, policy experts, advocates, and other community leaders to design policy recommendations that promote:
Our programs are designed to provide care and support to school-aged children up to older adults over the age of 60. We offer a space to speak openly about mental health, to build awareness, and change the way people think about mental health.