Between the coronavirus pandemic and many police brutality cases, many African Americans are struggling emotionally.
A licensed psychologist says that getting help is critical, but in the Black community, there is stigma to overcome.
A Census Bureau survey found that anxiety and depression spiked for Black Americans after the police killing of George Floyd.
41% reported significant signs of mental health concerns. The cost of therapy and a shortage of Black therapists is also a barrier.
Action News Jax has compiled a list of resources below. You can also find a therapist through your insurance provider.
- Therapy for Black Girls connects you with helpful therapists in your area both virtually and in-office.
- Psychology Today can help you find a Black therapist in Duval County. It gives a breakdown of what each psychologist specializes in to help meet your needs.
- Black Virtual Therapist Directory is an online directory of licensed Black therapists who are certified to provide telemental health services.
- If you do not have insurance, Open Path provides affordable in-office and online psychotherapy sessions priced between $30 and $60.