Racial Bias in Mental Healthcare
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Racial Bias in Mental Healthcare

Hello! We are Pup Support, a student-led organization at the University of Washington with a focus on providing mental health resources to college students and our community. Today, our Resources and Education Team is presenting on the topic of racial bias in mental healthcare, a subject that needs and deserves more adequate discussion within the mental health community. There is a long history of racial bias that is to be acknowledged within many facets of healthcare, including mental healthcare. Recognizing the persistent patterns of systemic racism and implicit bias, as well as educating ourselves and others on these existing racial disparities, are steps we can take to advocate for our communities of color. As we share our creative content and videos online for the public, we hope that our efforts are making mental health education more accessible to the community. Disclaimer: We are not licensed or trained professionals. All of the information we share and create is collected from existing resources, academic papers, and resources provided by professionals. Listed below are the links mentioned in the Resources slide at the very end of our presentation: Studies & Statistics 1. Bias in mental health assessment and intervention: theory and evidence https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1447723/ 2. The state of mental health in America, 2017 https://www.mhanational.org/issues/2017-state-mental-health-america-access-care-data 3. Racial bias in pain assessment and treatment recommendations https://www.pnas.org/content/113/16/4296 4. Immigration, healthcare and health https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2017/09/immigration-status-and-health.html 5. Racial and ethnic differences in depression https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390869/ 6. How we fail Black patients in pain https://www.aamc.org/news-insights/how-we-fail-black-patients-pain 7. Ugly History: The U.S. syphilis experiment [video] https://youtu.be/ZV7RzS8QRXE 8. Behind the walls: Crownsville State Hospital https://savingplaces.org/stories/uncertain-future-crownsville-state-hospital#.YTLYWI5KiUl Mental Healthcare for Communities of Color 9. NAMI: Identity and Cultural Dimensions https://www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Identity-and-Cultural-Dimensions 10. Black communities and mental health https://www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Identity-and-Cultural-Dimensions/Black-African-American 11. Latinx communities and mental health https://consultqd.clevelandclinic.org/overcoming-mental-health-stigma-in-the-latino-community/ 12. AAPI communities and mental health https://www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Identity-and-Cultural-Dimensions/Asian-American-and-Pacific-Islander 13. Native and Indigenous communities and mental health https://www.mhanational.org/issues/native-and-indigenous-communities-and-mental-health Mental Healthcare in Prison Populations 14. Mental health treatment while incarcerated https://www.nami.org/Advocacy/Policy-Priorities/Improving-Health/Mental-Health-Treatment-While-Incarcerated 15. Racial disparities in mental health and criminal justice https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2019/Racial-Disparities-in-Mental-Health-and-Criminal-Justice Community Resources 16. Black Lives Matter meditations https://www.drcandicenicole.com/post/2016-07-black-lives-matter-meditation 17. BIPOC/AAPI Mental Health Resources https://www.naminh.org/resources-2/bipoc/