People of Northwest Public Radio
Mon August 20, 2012
Behind Mental Health Stigmas In Black Communities
Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 11:30 am
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s recent diagnosis of bipolar disorder has focused attention on the shame that sometimes accompanies mental health diagnoses in the African-American community. Psychiatrist William Lawson joins NPR's John Donvan to discuss why such a stigma exists.