The purpose of this book is to be a useful resource for individuals and families affected by mental illness. The book focuses on Black communities due to the specific needs and issues of mental health in this population. These issues include inequalities in care in most settings, cultural differences in how symptoms present, concerns and common myths about illnesses that affect the mind.
Although this book is specific to the Black Community, it is a usable resource for anyone who is affected by mental illness or a family member who cares for them.
WHO IS GLOBAL HEALTH PSYCHIATRY, LLC?
Global Health Psychiatry, LLC is an organization that focuses on the entire individual and the factors in life that surrounds the person. Oftentimes psychiatry and mental health focuses on the mental health professionals and not enough on the patient, caregivers and families impacted by mental illness. GHP attempts to bridge the gap between the community and mental health professionals and treatment. We see individuals as the center but are greatly influenced by their surrounding community. The individual and their surrounding community creates their GLOBAL HEALTH.