Mission and Vision Statement

 

Mission Statement:

To inform Black women of valuable mental health and spiritual knowledge, to inspire change and growth, and to involve Black women in curating their own spirit-led, abundant, and purposeful lives.

 

Vision Statement:

To become the preeminent spiritual and mental health resource for Black women.

 

Mental Health Facts for the Black community

  • 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.
  • In 2017, the US age-adjusted suicide rate for African Americans was 6.61.
  • African Americans of all ages are more likely to be victims of serious violent crime than are non-Hispanic whites.
  • Black 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.
  • Black Americans are over-represented in jails and prisons.

Mental Health Statistics taken from Mental Health America and Suicide Statistics taken from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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