While Black people may experience lower rates of substance abuse and mental health conditions overall, there are certain mental health issues and co-occurring disorders that occur at higher rates among Black Americans. There are also certain age groups that see these issues at slightly higher levels than other similarly aged ethnic groups. We illustrate the state of mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring conditions among Black people and provide some resources to help someone find effective care for any issues they may be struggling with.
College is a rough time even in the best circumstances, but for Black students in America right now, there is significant additional stress. Having support and help through the struggles that accompany college, the COVID-19 pandemic, and racial trauma and injustice experienced by Black people in America today is crucial if someone wants the best possible chance of staying sane in a oftentimes insane world.
Even though Latinxs experience substance abuse at lower rates than the general population, there are some serious discrepancies in the rate of treatment-seeking amongst Latinxs. This trend has escalated even more so in the wake of COVID-19, and it is more important than ever to protect and improve your mental health. Take a look at these 40 helpful resources for Latinxs to get help when needed, and maintain positive mental health habits in general.
Native and Indigenous Peoples across the United States and elsewhere across the world have mental health struggles, same as anyone else. In America, however, the state of mental health among Native Americans is in a dire state. With reduced access to healthcare, increasing rates of substance abuse, and the theft of ancestral land and culture by the United States, there are significant hurdles toward positive mental health amongst Indigenous populations in America. Here are 40 helpful resources for Native and Indigenous Peoples that aim to provide connection to help and support during a mental health or substance abuse crisis.
The intersectionality of gender and racial or ethnic identity is a proud place to live, although it certainly comes with its challenges. Not only will a queer or trans person of color have to deal with the sexual and gender prejudices of others, but they will also have to contend with racism and old, outmoded ways of thinking about people with dark skin. Thankfully, there has been a surge of community organizations, non-profit groups, mental health providers, and a wide range of other resources that have risen up to support people who live at the intersection of a minority race, gender identity, and/or sexuality. Click the button below to browse 40 different resources to support the mental health of QTBIPOC individuals.
Asian people in America have had a rough time recently, as anti-Asian racism and prejudice have erupted across the country. These outside stressors, combined with the tendency for many Asian cultures to minimize or even disregard mental healthcare have created a dangerous situation for many Asian Americans today. In this guide, we hope to help dispel the stigma of mental health as well as provide helpful, actionable resources so that you can get the help you need.