The American Psychiatric Association’s data showed only one in every three Black Americans who need mental health services receive that care
ST. LOUIS — Dr. Kezia Jackson’s mission is clear.
In fact, the name of her business says it all.
While her office in Clayton has been closed for months because of COVID-19, she’s been operating Healing Spaces Psychological Services through video calls from her home.
“I think everyone can benefit from talking to someone about everything we’ve seen these last few months and just adjusting to this new way of living,” Jackson said. “So, making that more of a normal typical thing is one of my goals.”
For anyone, asking for help can be difficult.
For Black people, according to the American Psychiatric Association, seeking help and receiving services for mental health disorders is an even tougher process.
While the association’s research found that rates of mental illness in