Later in the Year

Of the 21 percent of adults who had any mental illness in 2020, less than half received mental health care, according to government statistics. And, only one-third of Black individuals who needed mental health care received it. Barriers to mental health care for communities of color include cost and/or lack of insurance, language barriers, mistrust of the healthcare system as a result of historical abuse and discrimination, and cultural stigma against mental illness. To more fully explore the issue and discuss what can be done to change the dynamics, 100 Black Men of Syracuse is teaming up with the Downtown Syracuse branch of the YMCA to present a town hall event on mental health on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

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