Updated: Nov 21, 2018
During this episode Raquel & Dr. Hopkins discuss the roots of mental health stigma in the Black community, debunk myths about psychology, and describe how to overcome obstacles to seeking care.
Mistakes and Mishaps
The study Dr. Hopkins' cites about medical doctors who have a biased perception of Black patients' experience of pain, included medical students. See below for more on this study.
Currently, psychologists may prescribe medication in five states: Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, New Mexico and Louisiana, as well as in the Public Health Service, the Indian Health Service, the U.S. military and Guam. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prescriptive_authority_for_psychologists_movement
Studies and Stories Referenced
Henrietta Lacks - https://www.biography.com/people/henrietta-lacks-21366671
The Tuskegee Experiment - https://www.cdc.gov/tuskegee/timeline.htm
Racial bias in pain assessment and treatment recommendations, and false beliefs about biological differences between blacks and whites: www.pnas.org/content/113/16/4296
“We don’t carry that” — failure of pharmacies in predominantly Nonwhite neighborhoods to stock opioid analgesics: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10749965
‘Pharmacy Deserts’ Are Prevalent In Chicago’s Predominantly Minority Communities, Raising Medication Access Concerns https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/full/10.1377/hlthaff.2013.1397
Kofi Siriboe's Mental Health Documentary Short: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MeBI9OifO8
Music: Concrete Jungle by Audiobinger From: The Free Music Archive CC BY-NC 4.0