People Of Color Struggle To Find Therapists In Kansas City

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One in five Americans deals with a mental health issue. However for people of color, being a person of color itself takes a toll on mental health.

Studies show that discrimination and microagressions can negatively effect the health of blacks, Hispanics, Indigenous people and Asians.

All of this is made harder by there being a small number of mental health providers of color for those hardest hit to turn to, says Kirby Randolph, an assistant professor who teaches the history of medicine at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.

“African Americans have manifested some of the worst stress-related conditions in terms of high blood pressure and heart disease,” Randolph says. Check out the full story here.

By Michelle Tyrene Johnson, KCUR


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