July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. There has always been a social stigma against people with mental health problems. However, search that stigma in minority communities is even tenser.
Stigmas against mental health often delay treatment. The National Alliance on Mental Illness states that 1 in 4 adults experience mental health conditions. Cultural beliefs, cialis language around mental health, price and values all determine when, why, and how a person seeks help.
According to the NAMI, research studies have show that the lack of cultural competence in minorities may lead them to not choose to access formal treatment, leave their doctors care, be misdiagnosed, or seek treatment only when their illness is in an advance stage.
Fifteen percent of African Americans, 13 percent of Hispanics, and 11 percent of Asian Americans said there had been a time when they felt they would have received better care if they had been of a different race or ethnicity.
Through the NAMI website you can take the pledge to increase awareness of mental health.