EMBRACE YOUR CROWN CAMPAIGN
By: Gabby G.
Fight the stigma.
What has been your experience with mental health? Are there any struggles you overcame or how do you hope to help others overcome theirs? Honestly, I’m not sure how to answer this question. I haven’t had any issues with my mental health and if I did, I didn’t realize it.
From your knowledge, what myths or negative stigmas have been attached to black mental health? If any, how did they shape your thoughts about getting help/going to therapy?
Therapy is for weak-minded people. Therapy is expensive and useless.
Have you ever been to therapy? Why or why not? On a scale of 1-5 how important is it to have a therapist that is culturally competent?
Yes. I went a few times in undergrad after my grandfather passed a few years ago. 3
If not, is there any reason why you were not able to seek therapy?
I couldn't afford therapy and I didn't think it was for me.
Lastly, what would make your experience with mental health better?