Currently, one in four American adults suffers from a mental disorder. As research has advanced in the areas of mental health, criteria by which various forms of mental illness have been diagnosed has expanded to include both severe forms of psychiatric disabilities such as schizophrenia and less severe forms such as anxiety disorders. Despite these recent advances, African American women are less likely to utilize mental health services than their White counterparts
In loving memory of Karyn Washington, the Founder of For Brown Girls, and the number of nameless and faceless Black women who manage their mental health concerns in silence, the No More Martyrs campaign is a call to action.
No More Martyrs is a mental health awareness campaign committed to building an online community of support for Black women with mental health concerns. By bringing together organizations from across the country that focus on the holistic wellness of Black women, the campaign serves as a clearinghouse of resources for living successfully with mental health concerns as well as a virtual support system for Black women who believe they are facing these issues alone.
No More Martyrs also seeks to unapologetically address the various forms of discrimination that threaten mental wellness. It is our hope that the information provided and discussions facilitated through this campaign will positively impact lives as well as inspire decision-makers to creatively address mental health concerns for everyone.
~ Karyn Washington - Founder of For Brown Girls ~