May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month across the United States.  Many organizations like NAMI and SAMHSA have been supporting initiatives via grants and promotional materials to help agencies and organizations across the country provide education and resources to the American community at large on mental health.  I thought a lot about what to write about to promote this, while still addressing issues concerning the African American Community.  I believe that the best approach is to assist in the dissemination of information and increase awareness of mental health in the African American community and how services are regarded.  Rather than reinvent the wheel, I decided to post the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) African American Community Mental Health Fact Sheet:

• African Americans in the United States are less likely to receive accurate diagnoses than their Caucasian counterparts.  Schizophrenia, for instance has been shown to be…

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