African American men are over 20% more likely to experience mental illness than the general population. Some of these factors include: lower rates of health insurance, cultural insensitivities, less access to treatments, and other cultural biases. As mental health and suicide are under publicized in the African American community, "Can I be Vulnerable" emerged. As a simple expression of one man's story that has transcended into a docu-series, featuring familiar faces and the everyday man.
The conversation has started, the next step is a plan of action. It's our jobs to speak up and speak out. There is work to do. Let's connect and build.