Mental Health Disparities for BIPOC in the U.S.

BIPOC is an acronym for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “Members of racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S. are less likely to have access to mental health services, less likely to use community mental health services, more likely to use inpatient hospitalization and emergency rooms, and more likely to receive lower quality care.”

History of Discrimination Against Black People in Dallas, Texas

I offer some historical context that can be used to explain the protests to family and friends and as a way to start dismantling anti-blackness within non-black communities through education. The history is specifically for Dallas, Texas.

How to Truly Show Solidarity

As a non-black person, I have no right to input and co-opt during these matters, but I do know that non-black folk can show solidarity by offering support. It isn’t about politics, it is about being a human being. With that, I want to share three ways to show solidarity during these times.

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