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Addressing Mental Health in the Black Community

Vance, PhD By Thomas A. Roughly 37 million people, identify themselves as Black or African American in the United States. From trailblazing pioneers like George Washington Carver and Dorothy Height to modern-day heroes like Anita Hill and Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Black community has made enormous contributions to the ongoing fight for social, racial, and …

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Mental Health Disparities Among Black Americans During the COVID-19

Paul Rosenfield, MD The coronavirus 2019 pandemic has impacted people of color disproportionately. SARS-CoV-2 infection case rates, hospitalizations, and death rates among black, Latinx, and Native American populations in the United States are 2 to 5 times higher than among white populations.1 While this disproportionate physical health toll has been well documented, we have limited …

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