Jerome C. Crichton, DMin, PhD.
Of growing concern is the state of mental health in our communities across the United States in general and in California in particular. The stigmatization of mental health robs so many people of the opportunity to get assistance. Many of the issues that confront people are more common than they know but fear often keeps them from accessing the resources that are available to help them. In some places there are few if any resources, and people who suffer with mental illnesses have no place to turn to. The data shows that African Americans are disproportionately affected by the lack of resources, the lack or absence of culturally sensitive mental health professionals and/or multiculturally competent professionals, and the stigmatization of mental health illness.
We are committed to advocating for the mentally ill, irrespective of whether their illness is mild or severe, and promoting education through churches, community organizations, and businesses. We are available to speak to groups and also work in the Contra Costa County Mental Health Commission to improve the conditions for the underserved and the underrepresented. Please go to our contact page and let us know how we might be able to help you.
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