In My Shoes: Highlighting the Realities of the BIPOC and Cultural Road to Recovery
Join a diverse group of BIPOC advocates for an intimate discussion about the unique challenges that they have faced on their roads to OCD recovery, and how they’ve overcome these unique challenges. This conversation will address topics including but not limited to: culture, race, faith, intersecting identities, and how these factors shape treatment, recovery, and community support. This interactive presentation will be a wonderful opportunity to facilitate not only a conversation between fellow BIPOC-impacted individuals but also to raise awareness, break the stigma, discuss opportunities for further action, and bridge the gap of inequality. This collaborative space will promote inclusivity and visibility for historically underrepresented groups, and all are welcome.
Black Americans in the U.S. are suffering with OCD at a rate equivalent to the larger U.S. population but are less likely to have access to treatment. When able to find help, few Black Americans with OCD receive the recommended specialized treatment and fewer Black Americans with OCD use medication (Himle et al., 2008).
Black youth and adults with OCD are underserved in the mental health community and underrepresented in OCD research. ~IOCDF 2012, 2016
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