Some Important Black Mental Health Stats

Why is Black Mental Health Important?

Well to answer your question, check out these stats on Black Mental Health from the organization, Mental Health America.

• African Americans are 20% more likely to report having serious psychological distress than adult whites.

• African Americans are more likely to have feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness than are adult whites.

• While African Americans are less likely than white people to die from suicide as teenagers, African American teenagers are more likely to attempt suicide than are white teenagers.

• African Americans of all ages are more likely to be victims of serious violent crime than are non-Hispanic whites.

• African Americans are twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Statistics taken from Mental Health America

 

 

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