The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health:
“The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.more » Read More
NAMI Glendale stands with Black Americans and other communities of color throughout Los Angeles demanding justice for the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.
Systemic racism is a source of tremendous mental duress, and NAMI Glendale is saddened, pained, and angered at not only recent examples of excessive policing practices but also the emotional toll they cause for Black men and women and other people of color. Combined with the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on all communities of color,more » Read More