So, May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and I've been thinking about the barriers many people face to accessing care. Stigma is a major barrier to seeking support, whether professional or from friends and family, and when we don't talk about our struggles, it's also hard to combat stigma. As I was writing this post, I saw that the National Alliance on Mental Illness has made fighting stigma their 2018 campaign:
Talking about mental health and sharing our stories helps create permission for others to do so too. So, I wanted to share about some awesome podcasters who are raising mental health awareness in the Black community (with thanks to Vena Davis, LCSW of the Honey Be Podcast and Kelly & Miranda for the tip about these great resources). Good listens for us all!