Navigating mental healthcare: Unique challenges faced by the BIPOC community
July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDTFree
Magellan Healthcare webinar, “Navigating mental healthcare: Unique challenges faced by the BIPOC community”
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: Samuel Williams, MD, MBA, FAPA, psychiatrist, Magellan Healthcare medical director
Presenter: Karen Zelaya-Kendall, PhD, Magellan Healthcare senior care manager psychologist
Presenter: Edna Richardson, MSW, LCSW, LFD, Magellan Healthcare senior care manager
Presenter: Deborah Price, CFPS, Magellan Healthcare family support coordinator
Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) are less likely to receive treatment for mental health or substance use disorders (SUDs). In 2020, 5.7% of Asian Americans, 9.4% of Black people or African Americans, and 10.7% of Hispanic or Latinx people received mental health services, compared to 21% of White people. Several factors contribute to BIPOC being less likely to receive treatment for mental health or SUDs, including: a lack of insurance or underinsurance, mental illness stigma, a lack of diversity and cultural competence among mental healthcare providers, language barriers and distrust in the healthcare system.
For July BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, join us as we explore different roles in behavioral healthcare and overcoming stigma to help BIPOC feel more knowledgeable and comfortable about reaching out for help.
 2020 SAMHSA National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Adult Mental Health Tables
 “Mental Health Disparities: Diverse Populations” American Psychiatric Association