Navigating Systems of Care

The mental healthcare system can feel difficult to navigate. Barriers such as systemic racial disparities, a lack of diversity among healthcare providers, cultural stigma, and high costs make it hard to access care.

Accessing and finding help when you need it can be difficult. Understanding the different settings that can provide mental health care and what mental health services are available may help.

A strong support team to help along the journey is important, as these may be the people you turn to first when looking for help. A support team can include friends and family; community members, like faith leaders; peer-support specialists; or other treatment team members, like pharmacists.

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Camille Tenerife / Diversified Therapy in Los Angeles

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