What is Black?

Dr. Aronica Cotton: Children's Mental Health

Episode Summary

What is Black welcomes Dr. Aronica Cotton a Board Certified Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatrist and an Assistant Professor in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Maryland Medical School, on this week’s podcast. Black children and young adults are less likely to get mental health care but still experience mental health conditions. One way to address this disparity in access to mental health care for Black children and adolescents is to talk about it. In Episode 26 you will learn: * The most common mental health concerns in children * The importance of mental health to children’s health and wellbeing * Tips to stay engaged with your children * A discussion about the growing disparity of suicide in black children

Episode Notes

What is Black welcomes Dr. Aronica Cotton a Board Certified Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatrist and an Assistant Professor in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Maryland Medical School, on this week’s podcast. Black children and young adults are less likely to get mental health care but still experience mental health conditions. One way to address this disparity in access to mental health care for Black children and adolescents is to talk about it.

In Episode 26 you will learn:

Finding Mental Health Care

If you or a loved one are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for free, 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Text TALK to 741-741 to text with a trained crisis counselor from the Crisis Text Line for free, 24/7.

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