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An unapologetic exploration of the Black mental health crisis - and a comprehensive road map to getting the care you deserve in an unequal system.

We can’t deny it any longer: there is a Black mental health crisis in our world today. Black people die at disproportionately high rates due to chronic illness, suffer from poverty, undereducation, and the effects of racism. This book is an exploration of Black mental health in today’s world, the forces that have undermined mental health progress for African Americans, and what needs to happen for African Americans to heal psychological distress, find community, and undo years of stigma and marginalization in order to access effective mental health care.

In The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health, psychologist and African American mental health expert Rheeda Walker offers important information on the mental health crisis in the Black community, how to combat stigma, spot potential mental illness, how to practice emotional wellness, and how to get the best care possible in system steeped in racial bias.

This breakthrough book will help you:

  • Recognize mental and emotional health problems
  • Understand the myriad ways in which these problems impact overall health and quality of life and relationships
  • Develop psychological tools to neutralize ongoing stressors and live more fully
  • Navigate a mental health care system that is unequal

It’s past time to take Black mental health seriously. Whether you suffer yourself, have a loved one who needs help, or are a mental health professional working with the Black community, this book is an essential and much-needed resource.

©2020 Rheeda Walker (P)2020 New Harbinger Publications

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This was an extremely well written and engaging book. I loved the way the author used examples of people from all walks of life to illustrate her points. The narration was perfect. Both the material and narrator were very engaging.....I could not put the book down!

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This was a truly enlightening read. I would recommend this book to any black person who would like to understand themselves better from a mental health perspective, and to any non-black person who is interested in understanding how the black people with whom they interact might be affected my factors such as micro aggressions or discrimination. I loved that the author not only gave an explanation of how black mental health has gotten to this state, but also equipped black individuals with strategies to help bolster our mental health. Awesome read!