Something Like a Phenomenon: High Achieving Women of Color, and Experiences of Mental Health Utilization
About this Session
This training provides an in-depth overview of a study aimed at understanding the mental health resource-seeking experiences of high-achieving women of color. It covers the research purpose, questions, methodology, and relevant terms, emphasizing the impact of stigma, particularly the double stigma faced by this population. The study is framed within Intersectional Theory and Social Stigma Theory, offering insights into how oppression based on multiple identities influences their experiences. The presentation uncovers critical themes such as difficulties in connecting with counselors, insurance and financial challenges, cultural stigma, and the healing aspect of therapy, shedding light on the importance of tailored mental health support for high-achieving women of color.
- Gain an understanding of the specific challenges high-achieving women of color face when seeking mental health resources.
- Explore the theoretical frameworks of Intersectional Theory and Social Stigma Theory as they relate to the experiences of this demographic group.
- Recognize the importance of tailoring mental health support to meet the unique needs of high-achieving women of color.
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Meet Your Presenter
- Andrea Hampton Hall