By Dr. Thomas Adams
CEO, African American
Faith and mental illness have been debated since B.C. (before Christ). As African Americans, we are a people who embody a tremendous amount of faith. A 2009 report found African Americans to be the most religious group of people in the U.S.
For the majority of African Americans, the object of our faith is rooted in our belief in God. As African Americans, there are three dynamics that are prevalent for us when we enter into a conversation about mental illness: faith, mental illness, and ethnic identity. Most believers in God believe that God can cure us of diseases, disabilities, and other afflictions through prayer. Continue Reading →