Mental Illness In African American

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Growing up as a child, I always thought that any individual you displayed any behavior that didn’t seemed what we called “normal” should be institutionalized regardless of the diagnosis. Mental illness is an extensive term and can include some of the following, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe depression and stress, psychotic disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Racial bias continues to be an issue when dealing with individuals who suffers from mental illness, especially African Americans, Hispanics and Native American. This is mainly due to majority of licensed human service professionals being Caucasian. Some human service professional will probably deny having partialities toward mental illness due to their race, color,
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