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A series of literature reviews published online December 13 in The Lancet Psychiatry journal highlight the large body of evidence on the role played by racism in mental health disparities experienced by Black people living in the United States.

Along with an essay from Black Americans that describes their lived experiences, the three new papers in the series include analysis of more than 50 years of literature on the effects of racism. The authors conclude that improving the mental well-being of Black Americans requires a community-centered and culturally informed approach that is inclusive, accessible and promotes empowerment and resilience in Black communities. The papers also highlight the urgent need for Black sociologists, anthropologists, scientists, physicians, clinicians, and citizens to be setting the priorities in mental health care based on lived experiences.

A comprehensive exploration of the impact of racism on mental health disparities among Black people in the United States reveals a sobering reality. The article delves into the intricate ways racism can affect mental well-being, emphasizing the urgent need to confront systemic issues contributing to mental health inequalities. From institutional biases to social prejudices, the study illuminates the multifaceted challenges faced by Black individuals, underlining the importance of acknowledging and dismantling these barriers.

RehabNear.Me recognizes the critical role cultural competence plays in addiction and mental health treatment. We stand in solidarity with communities impacted by racism, offering support that considers the unique challenges faced by Black individuals. Our commitment extends beyond traditional approaches, ensuring culturally sensitive care that addresses the profound impact of systemic inequalities.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction or mental health issues, reach out to RehabNear.Me at 855-339-1112. Our dedicated team understands the intersectionality of mental health and racial disparities, providing personalized assistance on the journey to recovery.

Break the chains of mental health disparities. Call 855-339-1112 today and take the first step toward comprehensive and compassionate support. At RehabNear.Me, we are committed to fostering healing and empowerment for individuals facing the impact of racism on mental health.

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Felisa Laboro has been working with addiction and substance abuse businesses since early 2014. She has authored and published over 1,000 articles in the space. As a result of her work, over 1,500 people have been able to find treatment. She is passionate about helping people break free from alcohol or drug addiction and living a healthy life.

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