In honor of mental health awareness month, we’re doing a special spinoff series of Healthy Her called Ask a Black Therapist.

While our community is beginning to understand the complexities of mental health and the importance of treatment, access is an entirely different issue. As is the concern over the ability of a mental health professional to understand our experiences as people of color, specifically Black women.

In an effort to remove some of those barriers, we brought questions from our readers to two Black female health professionals to get you the answers you need and help you on your journey to wellness. In fact, in this very first episode, we’re touching on various ways one can cope with anxiety and depression if they’re unable to afford psychotherapy. Our experts will also talk about how to work with insurance companies to find treatment options and lay out ways to manage paranoia and anxiety when confronted with attacks in the workplace.

Listen to the video above for their advice and stay tuned for more episodes throughout the month of May.

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