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Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Month

Provider news | Monday, July 6, 2020

July is Mental Health America’s BIPOC Mental Health Month, which aims to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the United States.

According to Mental Health America, cultural incompetence of health care providers likely contributes to underdiagnoses and/or misdiagnosis of mental illness in BIPOC. Language differences between patient and provider, stigma of mental illness among BIPOC, and cultural presentation of symptoms are some of the many barriers to care that explain these errors in the diagnostic process. Learn more on Mental Health America’s website.

Find even more tips and resources on how to serve diverse populations in SCFHP’s cultural competency toolkit.

Read more news in the July issue of Provider e-News