Online community and bold movement, AFROPUNK, recently posted an article titled “JUST PRAY ABOUT IT” – IGNORING MENTAL HEALTH IS KILLING BLACK YOUTH. You can read their article by clicking on the image.
This topic also recently came up in an open forum discussion hosted by For Harriet in their Black Girls Gather event series. The idea that black church culture is typically anti-mental health treatment is a seemingly prevalent idea.
Thankfully, there ARE individuals working to introduce the importance of Mental Health Awareness in the faith realm. Our cast member Derrick is also a Pastor and speaks about how the two approaches, professional mental health and spiritual guidance and prayer, can come together in the video below.