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Overlooked and Underserved: Promoting Mental Health Equity in Marginalized Communities | Healthiest Communities Health News
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Overlooked and Underserved: Promoting Mental Health Equity in Marginalized Communities | Healthiest Communities Health News

Awareness of mental health care as a key part of holistic health is growing. Even so, a lack of access to proper care and the stigma that surrounds talking about our mental health remain.In particular, Black, Indigenous and other persons of color – as well as LGBTQIA+ populations – face stigma, structural barriers and other unique challenges to accessing quality mental health care. It’s crucial that we continue to highlight these struggles and recognize how programs are leveraging education, understanding and advocacy to expand quality mental health care to communities that have long been overlooked and underserved.A 2022 CVS Health and Morning Consult survey found more than half of Americans (56%) agree that society has become more comfortable engaging in mental health discussions sinc...