Thursday, May 16, 7-8:30pm, Columbus Metropolitan Library [Main Branch], 96 S. Grant Ave.

Trauma, Major Depression, Anxiety, Suicide, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are all common mental health disorders that affect Black people throughout the diaspora in Columbus. According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, African-Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population. Although the prevalence of these disorders is higher in the Black community, only about 25% seek treatment. Some of these reasons include stigma, lack of information about mental health, cultural and/or linguistic misunderstanding, inaccessibility of mental health services, and care inequality.

Join the Columbus African Council, Central Ohio Young Black Democrats, and other community leaders for a conversation to discuss the stigma of mental health in Black communities, how we can work to break down these barriers, and how we can develop strategies to make mental health a priority.


Hosted by Columbus African Council, Central Ohio Young Black Democrats, Black, Out & Proud, and The African.


Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

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