Colorado Medicaid Behavioral Health Provider Network

Advocates for a diverse, competent, and sustainable behavioral healthcare workforce.

Counselors - Peers - Marriage and Family Therapists - Addiction Counselors - Psychologists - Social Workers - Pre-licensure Professionals - Interns

2021 Walt Disney Corporation Allyship for Race Consciousness, Reimagine Tomorrow


NAMI - Black mental health resources

2021 Statistics and Report, Mental Health America, Black and African American Communities and Mental Health


Stigma and misperceptions of emotional health in the Black community

Deconstructing Stigma Project

2021, How can we break mental health barriers in communities of color?

2020, Exploring the mental health stigma in Black communities.

"The publication of some recent books may help reduce the mental health stigma among African Americans. Some titles include:

  • The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help you Deserve
  • Community Mental Health Engagement with Racially Diverse Populations
  • Mind Matters: A Resource Guide to Psychiatry for Black Communities (Volume 1)
  • Black Mental Health: Patients, Providers, and Systems"

2019, Addressing Mental Health in the Black Community


Misuse of schizophrenia diagnosis for Black men

2019, African-Americans more likely to be misdiagnosed with schizophrenia, Rutgers University

2012, Schizophrenia May Be Overdiagnosed in Black Patients, National Medical Association

2014, Racial disparities in psychotic disorder diagnosis, World Journal of Psychiatry

2010, How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease: An Interview With Jonathan Metzl

2010, book, "The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease", Metzl

1999, Painting Insanity Black: Why Are There More Black Schizophrenics?, The Carter Center 


Books to Read



Colorado Medicaid Behavioral Health Provider Network

3434 47th Street Suite 130 Boulder CO 80301

303 532 6780 info@combinebh.org

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