The factors that impact our mental health are varied, intertwined and sometimes difficult to distinguish.
Other times they are clear as day.
When living conditions are unhealthy or unsafe or when mental-healthcare is inadequate, unaffordable or inaccessible, the goal of recovery can seem unobtainable.
In the third of a four-part series on the Intersectionality of Race, Trauma and Mental Health, we look at the role of treatment trauma. Our guest, Dr. Warren Braden says the best way to deal with a system that is not working (or is not designed to work for certain people) is to avoid it and to develop other avenues of self-care and recovery.
Resources provided by Dr. Braden:
This foundation was created by Taraji Henson the eradicate the stigma around mental health issues that affect the Black community.
This book by Dr. Franklin is an excellent resource for clients and therapists.
The link for information about the crisis centers in Milwaukee:
https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline is the link to the national hotline for depression
And finally, anyone who is interested in communicating with Dr. Braden can email him at email@example.com.