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The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help you Deserve

by Rheeda Walker Author and Na'im Akbar Author

There is an unaddressed Black mental health crisis in our world today. In this comprehensive guide, psychologist Reeda Walker offers an unapologetic and comprehensive guide to help African Americans combat stigma, increase awareness around mental illness, practice emotional wellness, and get the best care possible for Black people in an unequal system. Black people die at disproportionately high rates due to chronic illness, suffer from poverty, under-education, and the effects of racism. This book strives to explore the uncharted landscape of Black mental health, as well as the the forces that have undermined this community's mental-health progress and what needs to happen for African Americans to heal psychological distress, find community, and undo years of stigma and marginalization in order to access effective mental health care.