Florida Matters highlights our series on Black mental health issues
Journalists reported stories centered on the mental health of Black men and women. Here's a closer look at the series.
This week on Florida Matters, we highlight WUSF ahd Health News Florida's recent series focusing on the challenges Black Americans face as they try to maintain their mental health.
WUSF and Health News Florida partnered on the project with Black-owned media outlets The Florida Courier, The Weekly Challenger and RoyalTee Magazine.
RELATED: Read the Black Mental Health series
This summer, journalists from the collaborative reported stories centered on the mental health of Black men and women.
We first hear from photojournalist Octavio Jones, who interviewed two men from St. Petersburg about how they care for their mental health.
Below is the full length interview with host Matthew Peddie.
Later in the show, Peddie talks with Jenise Griffin, the publisher and editor of The Florida Courier. They discuss how Black women struggle with stigma when looking for mental health care. But there are some women who are creating support spaces for themselves and others.
You can hear the full conversations by clicking on the Listen button above. Or you can listen on the WUSF app under “Programs & Podcasts.”
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