Information provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Mental Health
On Wednesday, July 18, at 2pm ET, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health is hosting a Twitter chat in conjunction with National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. What kinds of disparities exist? Consider these statistics from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
Over 70% of Black/African American adolescents with a major depressive episode did not receive treatment for their condition
Almost 25% of adolescents with a major depressive episode in the last year were Hispanic/Latino
Asian American adults were less ...