ITV NEWS: Black people four times more likely to be sectioned over talking therapy for mental health

Press/Media: Research

Period12 Oct 2022

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Media contributions

  • TitleBlack people four times more likely to be sectioned over talking therapy for mental health
    Media name/outletITV News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date12/10/22
    DescriptionBlack people are four times more likely to be sectioned and given medication over talking therapy than those who are white, new figures have shown.

    Mum-of-two Yvonne has Paranoid Schizophrenia and has been sectioned several times over the past 20 years, spending long periods in psychiatric care.

    She believes being black made getting help even more difficult.

    "I am more likely to be sectioned because I am black," she said. "I am more likely to be taken into police custody because I am black.

    "I have never been offered any psychological intervention."
    URLhttps://www.itv.com/news/granada/2022-10-12/black-people-four-times-more-likely-to-be-sectioned-for-mental-health
    PersonsDawn Edge

Keywords

  • mental health
  • ethnic minorities