That’s About White: Integrating Anti-racism within Mental Health Treatment

For decades, people of color with mental health disorders have been more marginalized than their white counterparts, living in the shadows, reticent to seek help and less likely to receive specialized treatment or prescribed medications. Disproportionately sent to jail or prison for addiction-related crimes 7 times more than their white counterparts, minorities are reticent to enter treatment due to fear of punitive responses and moral judgements. Yet institutionalized racism can be seen from management to practitioners with the use of such concepts of “colorblindness”, mispronunciation of nam...Read morees, lack of color in clinical staff and insurance bias associated with acceptance into some treatment facilities. With a dynamic shift focused on social justice, racial DEI, race-related stress, wellness and bias, Mental Health and Addiction practitioners must shift their Eurocentric methods along the paradigm from prevention to recovery as related to minorities in various environments. This presentation will discuss treatment environments from higher education, ambulatory and community-based organizations. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss historical and legal foundations of systemic racism and substance use disorder disparities.
  • Explore the role of systemic racism in mental health treatment outcomes on structural and individual levels within treatment environments from higher education, ambulatory and community-based organizations.
  • Discuss recommendations for providing mental health treatment in a more racially equitable manner.

Learning Levels

  • All levels

Thursday, August 26, 2021

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