“We Ain’t Crazy: Just Coping with a Crazy System” Pathways into the Black Population for Eliminating Mental Health Disparities

Innovation.   Prevention and Early Intervention.   Stigma Reduction.  Cultural sensitivity.   All are terms bandied about in reference to Prop. 63.   This show focuses on a comprehensive report as part of the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP), and joining us is Dr. V. Diane Woods, CRDP Director African American Health Institute of San Bernardino County.  Joining Jennifer in our Proposition 63 Mental Health Services Action Segment to continue the discussion on the CRDP, is Dr. Nikki King, Policy Analyst UC Davis to talk about some of the specifics of the report and where we go from here.   We  also give a shout out to NAMI California and announce our video testimonial project which kicked off at the NAMI California Convention,  and give you a few more good reasons to attend the 18th Annual Music Festival for Mental Health at the Staglin Family Vineyards in Napa, California.

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Show Recap:

  • Free Your Mind Projects was in Irvine for the NAMI Convention. Free Your Mind Projects and NAMI got together and did a video project where people shared their inspirational stories. The videos can be found on NAMI’s website and Free Your Mind Projects website.
  • Dr. V Diane Woods- Reduce in Disparity Project- Funded 5 years ago with 5 major minority groups. People operate in a way in which they socialize.
  • The sooner you intervene and educate about symptoms, the sooner they can be treated. Prevention and Early Intervention can really help people before something tragic can happen.
  • Nikki King- Talks about African Americans that are underserved.
  • There is not a one size fits all in terms of medication and treatment.
  • Nikki would like to see an emphasis on community-based program.
  • We Ain’t Crazy- a report that covers the education of African Americans.

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