“We agree with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) along with the numerous doctors’ and public health professional organizations that have declared racism to be a public health crisis. NAMI has published a statement saying, “The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.” — United Church of Christ Board of Directors
We are thankful to the Interfaith Network on Mental Illness for this list of resources and articles on how systemic racism affects People of Color, their mental health, and our country as a result.