As a young white male, I feel I have at least some grasp on how mental health and mental illness is seen among white communities. There is a general acceptance of the importance of mental wellbeing, yet there remains a reluctance to openly discuss mental illness or conditions.
Over the years and through many discussions with members of black communities, I am under the impression that mental wellbeing is treated differently. Some people have told me it's not taken as seriously as white communities, while some others have gone as far as to tell me it's a 'white' problem.
My question is for black community members: how does your community perceive mental wellbeing and mental disorders?
6 May 2020