THIS MONTH'S SPOTLIGHT
In honour of Black History Month, we are highlighting some of the most influential Black figures in mental health, alongside where mental health care for Black communities still needs to improve.
Celebrating Black excellence in mental health.
& Kenneth Clark
In a series of groundbreaking experiments with dolls in the 1940s, the Clarks played a pivotal role in understanding the effects of racial segregation on school-age children.
They were the first African Americans to receive a PhD in Psychology from Columbia University in the US.
Professor at St John's University in the US, Beverley Greene is a clinical psychologist who, through her almost 100 psychological publications, has helped shape our understanding of sexism and racism.
A specialist in the psychology of women, gender and race, Greene was 1 of 16 women to have received the Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology in 2008.
Ellen Kitch Childs
After becoming the first African American woman to obtain a PhD in Human Development at the University of Chicago, Ellen Kitch Childs went on to start her own practice offering free therapy sessions to those who didn't have access to the service. Dr Childs advocated for marginalised communities, including members of Black communities, sex workers, people with AIDS, and those living in poverty.