Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
BIPOC Mental Health Data/Who we treat:
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), as of 2020, 85% of total individuals who reported having any mental illness in the U.S. were people who identify as Hispanic, Black, Asian, or Multi-racial.
Mental health disorders are more pervasive and last longer in communities of color. People that identify as Black or African American are 7.2 times more likely to live in locations that lack access to mental health care, according to the American Psychological Association.
Communities of color are also more likely to receive lesser quality of care than their White/Caucasian counterparts and thus are more likely to end services prematurely, the American Counseling Association reported. Studies suggest that Asian Americans are at a high risk for mental illness due to assimilation, but only 1 in 2 of them choose to seek help as a result of feared cultural incompetence from providers.
Understanding is the key to success
At CCG we strive to ensure that we maintain dignity and respect for all communities of color and provide access to the same level and quality of care across all populations and communities.
We acknowledge the specificity of how individual and group experiences can shape an individual and their connections with others and systems.
It is important to acknowledge the stories born out of oppression, persecution, and abuse while finding the immeasurable strength in each community and culture that fosters resilience.
CCM Resources/Specific Specialities for BIPOC population
- The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health
- Stigma: Breaking the Asian American Silence on Mental Health
- The Color of My Mind: Mental Health Narratives from People of Color
- All About Love: New Visions
- Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower
- Thick: And Other Essays
- Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot
- Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
- Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982: A Novel
- Spirituality in Social Work Practice: Narratives for Professional Helping
- National Institute of Mental Health
- The SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services
- Asian American Health Initiative
- Asian Mental Health Collective
- South Asian Mental Health Alliance
- Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
- Black Mental Health Alliance
- Latinx Therapy Organization
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Inclusive Therapists Organization
- Center for Native American Youth
- National Alliance for Hispanic Health
- National Queer and Trans People of Color Network
- BIPOC and LGBTQ Mental Health
- Depression in Black Americans
- FREE SAMHSA Webinar: Indigenous Practices for Youth Wellness
- APA Article: Reimagining Mental Health for Communities of Color
- APA Release: Stress and Trauma Toolkit for Black Americans
- Podcast: From Where We Stand – Conversations on Race and Mental Health
- Podcast: The Breakdown with Dr. Earl
- Podcast: Therapy for Black Girls with Dr. Joy
- Podcast: The Homecoming with Dr. Thema
- Podcast: Asians Do Therapy with Yin J. Li, LMFT
- Community: Decolonizing Therapy with Dr. Mullan
Financial Support for BIPOC Therapy Access