Are You OK?

Announcement from the Grand Polemarch

It’s time to have the conversation—Black/African American men face unique mental health challenges. Despite 21% reporting mental illness, only 39% of our brothers receive appropriate services and care. This disparity is especially alarming given 20% of Black men are more likely to experience serious psychological distress, often exacerbated by systemic racism. It’s crucial to create culturally responsive treatments and undress unmet needs, as 56-74% of Black males exposed to trauma may require mental health services. 

Let’s prioritize mental health in the African American community. Encourage conversations, seek help when needed, and advocate for accessible, culturally sensitive mental health services. Your mental health matters! #MentalHealthAwareness #AreYouOK

Mental Health Evaluation & Screening

Find A Black Therapist

Medical Health Information

Cancer Resources & Information

Prostate Cancer 

  • About one in five African American/Black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • African American/Black men are more than twice as likely to die of prostate cancer than white men.
  • African American/Black men over 40 have the highest rate of prostate cancer and should consider screenings at age 40.
  • African American/Black men are 1.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than white men.

African American/Black men are 2.1 times more likely to die from prostate cancer than white men.

Crisis Support

NAMI Help Line – 800-950-6264 or text “HelpLine” to 62640 (Available M-F 10am-10pm ET)

The NAMI Helpline is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition.

Connect – Mental Health America (mhanational.org)