CJL Blog: Staying Aware

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Most people have the belief, to not discuss suicide with a depressed person or someone who has been through some traumatic experiences.  In fear, the person will commit the act. People will make indirect statements about wanting to harm him or herself.

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African American Versus Mental Health

Over the years, studies have been conducted to decide if there is a disparity between mental health assessment and discrimination in therapy. How has this influence the direction of therapy and the ability for a therapist to build a positive connection with his or her ethnic client?  Most importantly, the effectiveness in providing the correct diagnosis for an African American. As a mental health professional, it is important for us to examine the way relationships of dominance, submission, power, and privilege is embedded in the stigmatization of therapy.

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