Over the last several years, especially with the pandemic, mental health has been brought to the forefront now more than ever. More than 4.5 million Black and African American people reported having a mental illness, and more than 22 percent of those reported a serious mental illness over the past year, according to Mental Health America. However, in minority communities, there are many barriers to mental health care.

This week, we’re talking with Debra Richardson, a psychotherapist at Saint Luke’s Behavioral Health Specialists, about minority mental health, the stigma surrounding it, and the importance of mental health access.

Related Content

Apr. 8, 2022
Health News You Can Use: Tips While Seeking Mental Health Help and Managing Stress

It has been two years since World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 pandemic, and now coupled with inflation, ec

Jun. 3, 2022
Health News You Can Use: Maternal Mental Health
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are among the most common complication during pregnancy or within the first year after delivery.
Jun. 24, 2022
Health News You Can Use: PTSD and Treatments
A psychotherapist at Saint Luke’s Health System talks about who is impacted by PSTD, the trauma that can cause it, and therapies that can help people suffering from PTSD.