The Qween Foundation

Updated: Aug 2, 2020



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? Tackling the stigma around mental health and I hope for others to normalize mental illness and seek help.

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?

Many older People say people with mental health issues are crazy and that it’s the devil in them. I personally know it’s no shame in getting help and simply taking charge of your life.

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?

No. Very expensive, but have taken some free resources like school counselors and trusted mentors. 5

If not, is there any reason why you were not able to seek therapy?

I couldn't afford therapy.

Lastly, what would make your experience with mental health better?

Culturally Competent Therapists;Affordable Therapy