3 min read Black youth matter. Still they are the least likely out of all racial or ethnic groups to receive appropriate mental health care. We share more about their risk factors and anti-stigma strategies and mental health literacy initiatives to support Black adolescents.
Author: Alexis Hajarizadeh
Alexis Hajarizadeh is a first-year MSW student at Columbia University who is passionate about Black liberation, healing, and joy. She is currently an intern at ProtoCall Services providing emerging crisis support to our youth. After graduating Alexis intends to invest her energy in working to abolish the punishment system and the policing of mothers through mandatory abuse reporting, both of which disproportionately affect people of color.