Mental Health, Abuse & Culture in the Black Community
Adira brought together experts by experience, organisations, professionals and local community groups to have uncomfortable conversations and to raise awareness in the black community of the issues around mental health, culture and abuse. They also wanted to educate and inform people from outside the Black community regarding these issues.
“Mental health in the Black community is such a taboo subject, even in 2023. It is something that we still push under the carpet, we don’t talk about, we say it is a ‘White man’s problem’, it doesn’t exist for us in the Black community….and yet we still we over-represent in every single psychiatric ward.” – Ursula Myrie (Founder and CEO of Adira)
Adira have put together a post-event report to highlight the discussion.