April is National Minority Health Month, and so we wanted to highlight some of the ways race and ethnicity affect mental health in America.
Mental illness is colorblind, and it affects everyone equally. However, recent studies found that the lack of cultural understanding by health care providers may contribute to underdiagnosis and/or misdiagnosis of mental illness in ethnic minorities. People from ethnic minority groups are also less likely to receive mental health care.
At Larkr, we believe that everyone should have access to mental health care services regardless of their ethnic background, location, or income. This is why we continue to work hard to ensure that our tele-therapy platform makes mental, emotional, and behavioral health care immediate, accessible and affordable for all.