Menti is the bridge connecting Black, Indigenous, People of Color therapists with young BIPOC patients in need of culturally competent practicioners
According to an NIH study, Women of Color (WoC) receive mental health care at just ⅓ the rate of their white counterparts. And when they do receive care, misdiagnosis is much more common. On the therapist side, only 12% identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Another important barrier to mental health care for WoC (and immigrant women specifically) is language. Only 5.5% of therapists speak Spanish, leading to a care gap and misdiagnosis crisis in the Hispanic community. The need for mental health care in this community is expected to surge by 30% by 2030.
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1. Realize that you are isolated in what you’re going through
2. Learn to share and listen to others
3. Identify your own feelings
4. Connect with others who you share common experiences
5. Have a support group
Tartakovsky, Margarita. "Benefits of group therapy." Psychological Central. Available online at: https://psychcentral. com/lib/5-benefits-of-group-therapy (5).APA