Title Black people four times more likely to be sectioned over talking therapy for mental health Media name/outlet ITV News Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 12/10/22 Description Black 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."
URL https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2022-10-12/black-people-four-times-more-likely-to-be-sectioned-for-mental-health Persons Dawn Edge
- mental health
- ethnic minorities