Colorado Mental Health Network of Denver is proudly partnering with local hometown hero and Denver Broncos Football star Mike Purcell for the New year-New Me-Group Conference Event! Join us as we discuss goals for the new year, and how commitment and implementation is key for a successful 2021. Group participants are exclusively selected. However, follow the entire event through Facebook live on January 30, 2021 @ 3:30pm.
April 29, 2023
Colorado Mental Health Network owner Andrew Harris, and former Denver Bronco Phillip Lindsay are collaborating to create a mental health youth group that aims to raise awareness of mental health and combat stigmatization among marginalized youth. It is crucial to have mental health professionals of color representing marginalized communities, particularly males of color.
Mental health professionals of color can bring a unique perspective and understanding to mental health issues in marginalized communities, which can help reduce the stigma associated with seeking mental health support. They can also act as role models, demonstrating to young males of color that seeking help is a sign of strength and that mental health care is a viable and valuable resource for them.
Moreover, males of color are disproportionately affected by mental health issues but are less likely to seek help than other groups due to various social and cultural factors, such as stigma, racism, and lack of access to mental health resources. Having mental health professionals of color who can empathize with these challenges and provide culturally sensitive care can be immensely beneficial for this population.
In conclusion, having mental health professionals of color representing marginalized communities, particularly males of color, can help reduce stigma, act as role models, and provide culturally sensitive care. Therefore, it is vital to prioritize diversity and representation in mental health care to ensure that everyone has access to appropriate and effective mental health support.