Mental health among Black men has been a topic of discussion for many years. Black men often experience an exorbitant amount of psychological stress as a result of discrimination, social and socioeconomic challenges, health challenges and racial injustice, especially in this political climate.
In the wake of increasing injustice related to police aggression and brutality, there is growing concern about the impact of these events on the mental health of Black men.
According to an American Journal of Public Health study, those who reported frequent contact with the police or frequent exposure to racially insensitive events experienced more symptoms of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. However, few Black men seek mental health care or work in the space.
Kevin Dedner can relate. A few years ago, he said he’d found himself exhausted when tasked with finding a therapist to treat his depression. “I almost gave up, but