BIPOC Mental Health Month: Protective Factors for Black/African American Communities

Some of the cultural aspects of Black communities are protective factors for mental health that support wellbeing and healing. Cultural values like family connection, expression through spirituality or art, and reliance on community networks can all be great sources of strength. Research has found religion, social and emotional support from family/peers/community, and Black identity to be among the most significant protective factors in Black populations.


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