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Mental Health Facts for the black community from 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.
- African Americans have beliefs related to stigma, psychological openness, and help-seeking, which affect coping behaviors.
- Stigma prevents African Americans from seeking treatment for mental illnesses.
- African Americans are over-represented in jails and prisons.
Statistics taken from Mental Health America.