Ep. 2: Stigma: House Business Doesn't Have to Stay in the House

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




Resources Referenced

Psychologytoday.com

Therapyforblackwomen.com

TherapyforBlackmen.com



Music: Concrete Jungle by Audiobinger From: The Free Music Archive CC BY-NC 4.0

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