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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community | The Daily Show

If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community | The Daily Show

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments January 4, 2020


There are few groups
who could stand to benefit from therapy
more than black people. I mean, think about
all the things black people have been through– slavery, segregation, winter, all equally
traumatic experiences. But unfortunately, even as therapy has become
more mainstream, the black community
has had a tough time getting the help that they need. WOMAN: It’s hard enough
to get mental health treatment in the U.S., but studies show that racial
and ethnic minorities are significantly less likely to receive mental health
treatment than whites. WOMAN 2: Black and Hispanic
children are less likely to get mental health care
than white kids. And studies show
that irritability in the average white teenager
is often labeled as depression. That same behavior is more
likely to be seen as disruptive in black or Latino children,
and doctors say that can lead
to feelings of hopelessness at a very young age. Yes, one of the reasons many black people
don’t get the proper treatment is misdiagnosis. What is seen as depression
in white people can be seen as disruptive behavior
in black people. And this shouldn’t be
surprising, right? This kind of thing happens
in medicine all the time. Missed diagnoses. It’s like, when a black person
has a seizure, it’s a medical emergency, but when a white person does it,
it’s called dancing. (laughter) But it turns out… -It turns out…
-(applause) …even when black people
are properly diagnosed with mental health issues,
it can still be a challenge to find a therapist who’s
equipped to handle their needs. WOMAN:
Making the crisis worse– not enough
African-American therapists. Today, only four percent
of psychologists are black. MAN: Kevin Darden says admitting
he needed help was actually easier
than finding it. He saw
three different therapists, but felt that none of them
understood the stress and emotions unique
to black men. WOMAN: When Taraji P. Henson’s
own son Marcell was struggling, she found it nearly impossible
to find him one. Trying to find
a culturally-competent therapist was like looking
for a purple unicorn with a gold horn. WOMAN 2:
Do they understand the cultural context from which
I’m coming from? Do they understand the culture that I live in? That’s right.
It’s extremely difficult for black people
to find a black therapist. And it’s been like this
for a very, very long time. I mean, that’s why
Martin Luther King, Jr. was always describing his dreams
to huge crowds. You know, it’s just like,
“I had another dream “that I’m being chased by bears
in my underwear! Does anyone here know
what that means?” (laughter) Now… now you may think… You may think that a therapist’s
race shouldn’t matter at all, and that’s true,
but if you think about it, it does make sense. For many white therapists,
no matter how good they are, it can be hard to understand
the particular experiences of a black person, you know? Just sitting there in a session,
even if they are trying, it could be like, “So you say
people are following you “around the store, “and you’re invisible,
but only to taxi drivers? Hmm. Paranoid delusions.” So when it comes
to mental health, there’s a very real struggle for black people
to access health care, get diagnosed correctly, and find a therapist
who can relate to them. But if that wasn’t bad enough, there’s another major hurdle
stopping black people from getting therapy, and it comes
from the black community itself. We have a stigma
in the black community when it comes
to dealing with mental health. WOMAN: Black students say,
where they come from, it’s shameful to talk about
anxiety, depression and trauma. MAN: It’s not okay to have
mental health issues, or, like, that’s a white people thing. I’ve-I’ve heard all the time.
Black men don’t go to therapy. They go to the barbershop. I told my own mother
that I was seeing a therapist, and she said, “You don’t need
to see a therapist. What you need
to do is see a preacher.” -You got Jesus.
-MAN: Right. -You don’t need anything else.
-Right. You know, just buck it up. Ah, yeah. That’s a line every black person
knows all too well. “You don’t need therapy.
You need Jesus!” And my response is always,
“Why can’t we use both?” Because church is
a great place for community, but therapy is great for
one-on-one mental health needs. I mean,
I bet Jesus himself wished he could have gone
to therapy at times, you know? Just be like,
“So, my best friend betrayed me, “and I was born
in a freaking barn. “Plus, my birthday always falls
on Christmas, “so I only get one set
of presents. It’s so shitty!” So, yes, part of the problem,
part of the problem is that there’s a major stigma in the black community
around therapy. And honestly, I can understand why many black people
would rather deal with problems at church. It’s a familiar place for us,
right? You trust the people there,
and it’s also a fun atmosphere. Like, therapy doesn’t seem fun. Church is-is cool.
I get it. In fact,
that’s what I was thinking. Maybe… maybe that’s one way we could try and help solve
this therapy crisis. We need to make therapy a little
bit more like black church, and I think
it would be pretty dope. I don’t know,
it’s just really hard for me to let people in. And I feel like it’s
probably because every time I show affection,
it just feels like weakness. Mm-hmm. Did y’all hear that? Did y’all hear what Brother
Jaboukie just said right here? Brother Jaboukie says
that he can’t show affection, because it feels like weakness. But before we can understand
what hurt us, you got to understand
who hurt us. Who hurt you, Brother Jaboukie? Hmm. Whoa. Wow. I-I would probably say my…
my father. ‘Cause he was
really emotionally distant. But, then, so was his father. Which is probably
where he got it from. The sins of the father… -passed down…
-(plays chord on organ) from generation to generation. And what will break this cycle? Other than a reflective analysis of the ego’s hold
on your psyche. I need to self-actualize. -You need to what?
-Self-actualize. Self-actualize! -Self-actualize.
-Self-actualize! ♪ Self-actualize,
self-actualize ♪ ♪ Self-actualize ♪ He’s gonna empower himself! ♪ Overcome his demons ♪ Deal with
his forgotten memories! ♪ Repression ♪ Confront his dysfunctional
avoidance of intimacy! ♪ He didn’t go to prom ♪ ♪ He didn’t go to prom,
he didn’t go to prom ♪ ♪ He didn’t go to prom. ♪ Look, uh, we’re out of time. We can now pick this up
next week. Right. Thank you so much. I’ve just been
going through a lot, -and it was really helpful
to talk… -(clearing throat) Sorry. Uh, it should actually
be covered. I have Blue Cross. Son, the only cross
in my network is Jesus. (organ playing)

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sweetazn208

Some people can't afford therapy. It gets hella expensive. But its not the only resource to help deal with your thoughts and emotion.

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Toria Rose

Um yeah, i can see how it would be even more difficult for black ppl, but ya' gotta know it's pretty much the same across the board. I've been to a lot of different therapists over the years, and it was a rare one that was actually worthy. I've sat across from several of them thinking, omfg, I could help this person more than she could help me. They don't look physically healthy, one that looked like she was maybe 400 lbs (obesity, often a sign of sexual abuse as a child…eating disorders in general) … One that freaked that I accidentally spilled water (that she gave me) on her carpet… Some of them just yawn and grab their prescription pad … Hint, many ppl get into this profession because of the traumas they experienced as children. So yeah, in general, it's really difficult to find a good one. Thing is, if all of us humans would be less ashamed of having mental health issues (and most of us have them), then just maybe we'd have more ppl to talk to about it (because they're not afraid to admit they can relate). I think it should be something strongly incorporated in public school. We have classes to teach physical health education, how about teach us about emotional health education? Help establish groups where children and young adults can talk about their emotions and all. Don't wait until they come back to shoot up the school. Sometimes a kid (or other human being) just needs one person to really hear them, just one person to say they understand, that they're sorry that this happened to them… For most ppl, the "cure" really isn't rocket science.

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Arkila Covington

Thank you Trevor for covering this. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2 states. I appreciate this coverage.

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Byron Anderson

I was stressed and depressed and I went to a therapist for help. He met the pastor of the church which I attended and right-away told me that the guy was a manipulator, get away from him. The pastor only concerns during my time of depression was if I'm still going to pay my tithes to the church? Ain't that some shit?

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Adil Choudhury

Men dont need therapy,they should stop bitching and act like a man. Unless the want to be a sissy and not masculine! Manly!

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ANDREW AGUIRRE

I don't think therapist help me when I don't know

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Manny M

Bro they said black and Hispanic people!!why this man making it look like it’s just one type minority that needs help??? And sadly both him and the people in the videos don’t even talk about the asian community!!!

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Jennifer Hall

WTF people come on, this is why people of color have such stigmas about going to a therapist.

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marlys mcgregor

Ben Shapiro needs to read this while he's getting spanked. 1000 times. Then he'll still never get it. I'm sorry. Hopefully knowing at least one of us gets that they couldn't possibly get it & stay out of it unless it's telling other white people to shut up about what to do bcz we'll never get it. It should be like "What this community needs (or wants, should already have) is…" & people start taking notes then give it or apologize.

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Isadora Costa Hamsi

A lot of Asians here today! Good wishes for all minorities with health problems. I am a Latin with anxiety and even though I am not a minority (I live on my country) the Latin culture still stigmatises it a lot.

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sunnysideup

Same w Asians.

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Ronin Trainer

"And that can lead to small children being body slammed and taken to rooms with no cameras by cops in schools to kick our children's teeth out"

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AeronoidWD

Trevor? Where do you get your hair cut? A fancy Salon? Try a Brooklyn barber shop…. its a whole new experience. You'll get things off your chest and some good advice in return. Go.

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donnell outlaw

Sad. Back in the day, Black people were said to be less prone to pain. Definitely want to still be a Psychologist or Therapy to help the black community. Cultural and Social matters needs to be included.

#BlackMentalHealthStigmaNeedstoDie

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Gerard Mcparland

is everything with this guy about blacks …

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Merlon Lemmy

It is incredible how Trevor and democrats always attempt to fire up the afro community against whites. Sorry, but there is no living person today who “went through slavery”, so to say that people are suffering from depression because of that is just plain lying and ethno politics. Also, how super racist is this video by the way?! If one was to change all the “whites” to “black” and vice versa, one would be on the front page of CNN the next day. Shame on the daily show, shame on Trevor that they became a prostitute of politics and lost all their decency and principles just to gain some democrat viewers… they do all this to the expense of black society

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delonix regia

If you are being harassed and discriminated because of your skin colour no amount of therapy will help you.

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Oneil Williams

In America, u would find 1 easy in Africa were we belong

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Murenzi prince Michael

hi trevor ! have a cheerful weekend men

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s van swieten

For an Asian this is a sign of failure.

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Michael Jahanian

Why can't we use both?… because it's not good for mental health to believe in an imaginary man in the sky.🤣

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Themba Nzima

So no one here knows what it means to dream being chased by bears and one's underwear?

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creolefemme1

Stop with the Jesus jokes!

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Rayne Weber

I need a black therapist, and Im white

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Chris P

so true. i'm a veteran and when I finally tried therapy, the Berkeley educated doctor kept steering our sessions to my relationship with my sister. After 5 or 6 sessions, I told her I was done. A different doctor opened with "tell me about your estrangement from your sister" referencing my medical record, to which I said 'i saw her last week and will see her next week.'

thankfully, I could rate her online.

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atomicpuffin

I feel like parents that avoid therapy for reasons like "what will ppl say/you just need jesus in your heart" its more of a pride thing on their part and thats fkd n sad

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FYRFOX198

…everybody in the ghetto knows, you Limey bastard. DRUGS and ALCOHOL induced.

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Joshua Jeremiah

Why don't we try to fix our depression with delusions… that's SURE to help. 🙄🙄

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Lynn Harr

Church is my therapy. Say Yeah! Yeah! Uh huh! Trevor Noah is the only person who can speak about these sensitive issues without everyone getting defensive about it.

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Oni Tobey 1999

Right so let’s keep dividing the nation to where black People can only get black therapist and whites, Hispanics ,and Asians get there skin color oriented Therapist. Perfect we should also get black only bathrooms cause a white bathroom isn’t good enough for black People. Or better yet black People should get there own water fountains cause white fountains taste funny. I guess the I had a dream speech is gonna be for nothing after all then.

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Diamond Cascade Black Spring

Now that's what I call therapy!!!

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justicefosho

His blue cross covers that? Mine don't… awww

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justicefosho

… or they say I don't want to hear all that crying.
… get over it.
… my sister once told me to play happy by pharrell, SMH (BUT she's military, so she gets a pass, right?)
… or they use what you've told them as slugs, like, that's why you x y z…
… or they act like they listening but are not

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nikiichan

umm i would totally do that therapy too. Generation to generation passed stuff that hasnt been dealt with (check) need to deal with forgotten memories and empower self?(check) didn't go to prom? (now you getting to personal -_-)

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E W

Mental health and people with disabilities are underserved, race has nothing to do with it. Lots of people getting paid, ample funding, these people are getting NOTHING. Its been happening for years, these individuals are taken advantage of, used for funding, and end up being abused. Its disgraceful.

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SuperGorak

I live in Germany and been in and out of psychiatric hospitals. In them, i've gotten to know so many children of black American ex-soldiers, who gladly take great care of their mental health. It's sad though, that is more possible for them outside the black community to get therapy, even though they were raised partially "black" and still associate with the black American community (although they often spoke in the most bavarian dialect)

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Dichtsau

and again no notification for me

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Link Joker

" Niggas be wildin "

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BintAlZahraa91

actually I do think the belief that you don't have "mental health issues" does kind off let you get a hold of yourself more and not over exaggerate what you are going through. Suicidal rates in the black community is WAAAAAY less than the whites in America so what does this tell us… https://www.sprc.org/racial-ethnic-disparities

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Stephan Stern

Did anyone notice the actual stats? At 0:30? Asian was at a dismal 5.3%! But who cares, right?

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Punisher Lee

4:00
Jesus was betrayed by his closest man, Peter. But Jesus forgave him and didn't hold it against him. Instead, Jesus said forgive 7 x 70 times a day. Those are words from the Saviour, and He never needs a therapy, he is the best therapist. I'm not saying skip therapy though. Pray and go through therapy

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no one

Nobody on this planet gives a damn about your mental health except white people
White people the only ones that treat it as an issue
If your black,asian,brown or whatever color you is most likely to be told to fuck off at the mention of mental health

Your automatically crazy if your depressed or you got evil spirits in you
If you think you got issues mentally .

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Annasan

Asian: ?

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Penelope Hunt

But I thought there was no difference????

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Shlomo Jewdog Rabbi Barksteinbergovitz

black black black black black this program thinks more about races then the KKK who is the real racist now?

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Victorious Victory

Mental illness around Christmas time? Everybody believes a white man is going to come down their chimney and deliver gifts. Lock the entire world up in an institution false fixed beliefs. Breaking an entering. Creating mental illness in children when kids wake up with no gifts.

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CaraRowen

My mental health was ignored medically until I was an adult despite the fact that my doctor was the only one who knew that I was self-harming and had suicidal thoughts, even after I had attempted suicide I was just told to buck up.

It wasn't until I was 25 that I was able to get a find a therapist that accepted my mom's insurance on my own. I was eventually diagnosed as major depressive, GAD, and panic disorder. I lost my insurance at 26 and am on medi-cal now. I went to see one of their licensed therapist and it was one of the most traumatic experiences of my adult life. She belittled me, attacked my appearance (even compared me to a person 2x my weight as if I was the same kind of fat or unhealthy as that person) and accused me of being seeking victimhood without ever listening to what I had to say. I stopped seeing her immediately but I also feel awful for her other patience one of which she told me about in great detail. I almost wish I'd stuck around to see him for myself so I could tell him that she'd breached confidence, but, I was in a really messed up place as is and barely managed to make the phone call to cancel the next appointment and I spiraled in my anxiety for weeks. I want to get therapy, I want to learn how to function and thrive but after the last time, despite being 31 now, I have panic attacks even thinking about it. I hope reading this, you see that you're not alone in this struggle and I encourage you to continue seeking help. It's my new years resolution. I need to do better for myself. Treat yourself well, everyone. 💜

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Darryl Williams

Black People not my people, he's correct. 😁😁😁

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Andrew Cheung

Yooooo!!! Trevor, I love you, man, but that graph didn’t show Black people at the bottom, nor Latinos, it was ASIANS! You want to make this video effective? Mention the Asians!! Where’s Ronny??

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Peter E

I got a black therapist, it's a woman, wanted a black man but literally couldn't find a black male therapist in Brooklyn, in fucking Brooklyn, good luck finding a black therapist in Utah or Kansas, there's probably only like 2 in both of those states combined and they're not in your network.

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Steve D

This is very serious issue, and maybe a problem looking for a high profile advocate…Trevor?

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Opaqueandblue From my phone

I've seen several black therapists just this year and know black people who work in mental health. But I think it's because where I live, it's more acceptable in Albuquerque for people who are Hispanic and black to work in the field, as for getting help, it's less diverse. Albuquerque has a pretty big Hispanic/ latino population, and over the years more and more people from the east and west have moved here making the population more diversified. As in the mental health community, I have friends who refuse to get help that really need it. I've been told that there's nothing wrong, they just need "to man up" and deal w it. The last guy who told me that needed to go to rehab and get on antidepressants.

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Jay Harter

That's horrible.

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E. Cisneros

You think a religious red state cares about mental health? If it's not Jesus, it's not valid. And I'm white. I am very lucky — because the U.S. Navy is starting to take mental health seriously — that I have had good therapists (so far. Back in a religious red state, so it remains to be seen), while my other white friends… not so much. One won't see one because his first thought is "they won't care anyway," and it's difficult to see him struggle with trusting a medical professional, so I tell him to have standards if he does decide to do that, and to make sure they live up to theirs. The other friend I told something similar, or to simply find a new therapist. I'm not a medical professional. I've simply learned how they handle certain topics, and the skills I've picked up have been nothing but amazing for me.

Mental health in general simply is not taking seriously in America. I've seen that for myself even if I myself have been very fortunate, thus far, in my 4+ years. Mental health is paramount. My journey with mental health is what made me advocate for it.

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raynarayskye

I'm black and I saw a black therapist about my drinking. Why did that Nigga and his assistant tell me to drink more? I also saw a white therapist who also told me to drink more. I've concluded you can't get good help these days.

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Sharon Mwikali

Wen a black person has a seizure, it's a medical emergency but wen a white person has it, it's called dancing 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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Pfälzerwald Gumby

Trevor must have seen me dance…I‘m so embarrassed.

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Geovanny jose Espinosa peguero

Bro you are great but don’t make fun of Jesus though. Olease

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Caitlin

I hate how some of the graphics are so dismissive of Asians in this situation — just by looking at the statistics that are initially presented, Asians are the lowest out of all the racial groups. I’m not saying this to diminish the stats of Latinx and black communities, but in this case, it’s clear that there is also a huge stigma in the Asian community that must be addressed.

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nickwithoutak

I’ve experienced this actually, got taken to a therapist when I was 13 for family matters and I was extremely closed off and angry that I was brought there. I’m still not gonna go to a therapist tho cause nah

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danielle rutherford

🤣😂😂🤣🤣🤣😂😂🤣

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niggette

“just pray to make the thoughts go away” oh my goddd, praying ain’t doing shit!!

It don’t do SHIT!!

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La La B

As a black woman with bipolar disorder I have at times felt ostracized by other black people because of my illness. Many years ago when I first got diagnosed people would tell me I just needed Jesus and I shouldn't take any pills. Well I listened to them and I just ended up on a psychiatric floor in the hospital. I'm grateful for the people in mental health clinics who have helped me over the years. I got no support from anyone in my family. They even told me I shouldn't see a therapist or a psychiatrist. There are other people in my family who are mentally ill and are in denial and refuse to get help. There were countless times I've felt so alone and like no one in my own community would see me as just another human being and not just a so called "crazy" person. Being laughed at by other black people doesn't bother me anymore. I had to learn how to love myself and accept myself because if I don't no one else will.

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Marc Whinery

"I'm being chased by a bear in my underwear"

OMG WTF. How did the bear get your underwear? Do you wear bear sized underwear?

So many questions, but our time is up. See you next speech.

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The Jason

I think black people could learn to have less government in their lives… I think many people not just black or white should have less government in their lives…. I think more freedom will reduce stress on free people and let them find their own way… Your solution is more monitoring, more regulation, for people of many different demographics. I say get the money out and get the jobs in…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLlbe_k9uYA

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TheBeteljuice

When a white person insists on seeing a white doctor it's racism, when a black person insists on a black doctor its because a white doctor is too stupid to understand cultural differences.

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tanaka the lazy

Honestly my mom just says it's all in your head or your just being lazy

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Edie King

👋🏽 black therapist here, located in Philadelphia www.edierking.com

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Pigeon

Love my parents but everyone knows old school parents: Pray and go to church. Wish I could help them too.

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Ikenna Onyemeke

Yes! I’m a black teen with severe mental problems and my family refuses to get me any treatment and instead turns purely on religion. I’ve been religious for all my life, but I can confirm that my mental health issues have not improved with prayers or religion. We need actually evaluations not just prayers.

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Galaxy Lucia

This is a good segment. I 😂😂😂at the collection plate!!’

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Y T

It is interesting that as shown in the graph at the beginning of the video, asians are the ones that are the least likely to get mental health care (compared to other minority groups). However, the video and the news report cited in the video only mentioned black & latino populations that are struggling to get mental health care… It is hypocritical in some sense that the video drew attention to minorities' mental health issues but neglected to mention the one minority group that suffers the most and also deserves people's attention.

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Idriss Ahmat

This was perhaps Trevor's best segment yet

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Traci Sims

Funny yet informative segment!

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Gerome Davis

Hey Mr.Funniest Comedian the Daily Show has ever had. I have been fighting Demons for over 35 years. Not my own demons but real hidden demons which still exist in the 21st century. They evolved because there are Satanic worshippers in America and around the world that continue to bring those demons into our plane of existence. I know this because I am a Demonologist. I am the student of Shaolin Tempe Demonologist Specialist Peter Ng. If you hear of lots of destruction and NO casualties it is because Great Grand Master Ng fought those Demons, defeated them or sent them back to hell and Satan. It will be my job when I die and go to God for judgment and conformation to become an enforcer Of God’s Laws, ie, a Angel-Holy Spirit- Of Our Father in Heaven. And guess what; I am going to LOVE my job as I do now!

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GoldyLuck

My therapist is a black woman. She's counsels me and several other white men. .. We all have good insurance.

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ZenobiatheAngry BlackWomanRussell

Whypipo be depressed over petty shit…

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Jae Lynn

As much as this segment is real….1 in 5 kids, regardless of race, are poor and or have crap education.

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Jae Lynn

It;s a lot like the British to be honest… "keep calm and carry on."

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hikkespett

If you believe in Jesus, Santa Claus, Elfs, Ghosts or any other delusions, you probably would do good with some therapy.

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FNY K

What a douche. War machine puppet. But then again he is not like a woman, turning around in 10 years saying how his boss forced him to speak well of war…. no we own that shit.

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General Win

😂

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lostro one

HEY FAKE BLACK PERSON..
IT CAN START WITH YOU.. AND YOUR LIBERAL THINKING.
YOUR ( the white mans) SHOW IS IGNORANT.. UN FUNNY.. NON INFORMATIVE.
KEEP SELLING IT.. CAUSE IM NOT BUYING.

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Joshua Guzman-Rolon

I brought my Puerto Rican grandma to the hospital over muscle pain she was told she just wanted drugs and we got kicked out from the hospital. A year later turns out she was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and arthritis on her hip and knee.

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jawadad802

stat n°1 says' it all,…white women be crazy

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YouTubeAndrewYang 2020

What helped me was innerengineering.com (aniexty gone, awareness sharpened)

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Cuddy Cuddy

Might be a lot easier to have correct representation in mental health fields if our country starts treating it's minority citizens better. The trials and tribulations that African Americans face, such as higher incarceration rates and poverty, make it nearly impossible for them to have a equal playing field for higher education. Thus, the gap makes sense, but is still unbelievably disappointing. You can't lock up an entire race in prison at a ratio way higher than any other race. I hope our country heals and does better. Our country has been broken for a while.

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ghost Ali

"Hi didn't go to the prom" 🤣😂🤣🤣😂
The end was dope

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paluza9

I hate when Trevor does segments on black Americans. He so misses the mark and is borderline offensive. He's not black American and his material on black Americans, is insensitive and you get the sense that he's not really understanding the gravity of what he's talking about but because he's half black he gets away with making fun of us and not enough ppl call him out. He's puts on a black accent just like out of touch white ppl. He's not one of us and he can't speak for me. That's like a Canadian or a British person waxing lyrical about American politics. Like, I can appreciate your opinion to a certain point but if you're telling me I can't do this and I can't have that or I need to be more understanding of whatever, shut the fuck up. You're not here, and you don't suffer the same things we suffer. Trevor has really good bits about African issues and issues happening over in the east because that's where he's from and he speaks with a certain knowledge and understanding that comes from being a part of that society, but on American issues, and black American issues, shut the fuck up Trevor. And stop saying the fucking NWord.

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Official Chali Laswel

Dr. Umar Johnson has been talking about this issue over and over again!

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Harry Roginskii

Trevor, you are so racist!

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Jada Holmes

Yes! I’ve always wanted to go to school for counseling but I let others talk to me out of it.. I’m so happy I saw this when I did. I’m going to help my community ✊🏾

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Kylie Radman

When health insurance is so expensive in America and when the medium house hold income for people of color is lower than that of a white man/women I can see why this is a huge issue.

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Jon Kentucky

Has NOTHING to do with a 72% single parent family system the blacks have, right ?

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Joan Laine

Trevor thank you for bring these really tough conversations into our living rooms.

Reading the comments here breaks my heart.

In the black community, therapy and mental health are taboo as Trevor has mentioned here but I see it is too in so many other communities from these comments. In order to move forward in the future though, we have to first remove enough shackles from our past. I used to believe these shackles mainly came from my own family but the last two years have shown how much institutional racism has made sure that it is almost impossible to live a succesful "functional" life as a black person in today's world.

Therapy begins the healing process of mending the past. Coaching gives enables us to empower ourselves and create the future that we actually want to live. Finding the right therapist and coach is getting easier because of the internet.

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Teddygalbis

Black Lies Matter…best line ever. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Cheers.

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justin castillo

I hope the algorithm for you recommends Last Week Tonight with John Oliver episode about Bias in Medicine. Wish Charlamagne the God was mentioned in this.

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Dani zorz

Part of the problem is the 3k hours you have complete AND pay for in addition to it being an unpaid internship on top of the cost to be certified. Can you imagine how that impacts people who don't have the resources they need to do that?

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Cyrus McWind

OH MY GOD GET THE FUCK OVER SLAVERY ALREADY!! AND NO THEY DONT HAVE A HARD TIME TO GET HELP!!! IT'S EASIER FOR BLACK PEOPLE TO GET INTO BETTER SCHOOLS, GET HELP AT HOSPITALS, GET FREE PHONES, WELFARE, FUCK OFF WITH THIS RACE BAITING BULLSHIT.

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Mariaelena Lopez

Everyone of color. Natives, African, Asians, Hispanics!

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