Meet Rodrick

"I am a Florida A&M college graduate with a passion for mental health awareness. The goal is to change the stigma behind mental illness. 

Mental Health should be treated just as well as any other physical health. You Can make your impact today! 

I have a supportive loving family and friends standing behind me on this. Support the cause! 

 Furthermore, I want to educate as many people as I can on mental health. Mental Health help is needed in all generations. We want to touch community centers, nursing homes, schools, and local businesses. Most of all we want to help the entire world. Together let's change the stigmatism that is often associated with mental illness and create a force behind Mental Health Awareness! "

Awareness is Key!

Help Support Mental Health Awareness

Lack of Understanding

In the African American community, many people misunderstand what a mental health condition is and don’t talk about this topic. This lack of knowledge leads many to believe that a mental health condition is a personal weakness or some sort of punishment from God. African Americans may be reluctant to discuss mental health issues and seek treatment because of the shame and stigma associated with such conditions.

Many African Americans also have trouble recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, leading to underestimating the effects and impact of mental health conditions. Some may think of depression as “the blues” or something to snap out of.

Because of the lack of information about mental health issues, it’s not always clear where to find help when you may need it. Fortunately, you came to the right place to learn about what mental health conditions are and how to access treatments and supports.

We Should No Longer Turn

A Blind Eye To Mental Health

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, your concerns or experiences and how you understand and cope with these conditions may be different.

Although anyone can develop a mental health problem, African Americans sometimes experience more severe forms of mental health conditions due to unmet needs and other barriers. According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, African Americans are 10% more likely to experience serious psychological distress.

African Americans, like many minority communities, are also more likely to experience socioeconomic disparities such as exclusion from health, educational, social and economic resources. These disparities may contribute to worse mental health outcomes.

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