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July 2018


During National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, HDB is talking about health disparities and how those impact the mental health and wellness of us all.  Consider these facts:
  • Rates of mental illness in the African American population are similar to the general population, but they receive lower quality of care and lack access to culturally competent care.
  • Racial/ethnic minority youth with behavioral health issues are more readily referred to the juvenile justice system than to specialty primary care, compared with white youth.
  • In 2015, among adults with any mental illness, 48% of whites received mental health services, compared with 31% of blacks and Hispanics, and 22% of Asians.
What is HDB doing to move the conversation forward?  Keep reading to see more...
Taking time to share things that make us laugh. 



Racial Equity Institute

This June, HDB hosted another Racial Equity Institute Workshop in partnership with United Way of Palm Beach County and Children's Services Council.  During the Workshop attendees learned about systematic inequities.  Residents, service providers, and local leadership had the opportunity to continue the conversation in Delray Beach.  All alumni of the Racial Equity Institute Workshop are invited to Delray Beach Reflections (regular meetings) to come together to talk and take action.


Mental Health First Aid in Creole

HDB and the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition joined forces to provide the Mental Health First Aid training in Creole!  Our partners at Bethel Evangelical Baptist Church hosted congregants and community members for this 8 hour training offered on Friday night and Saturday morning.  Participants discussed mental health signs and symptoms and shared their challenges and walked out with new tools for helping someone in need.

Community Capacity Building

Build Our Blocks Update

As part of our Build Our Blocks resident projects, Andre Dildy is working hard to improve The Set!  Andre is revitalizing the community garden on SW 7th Ave and offering his neighbors the opportunity to grow their own food and learn about gardening - a great way to de-stress.  With his Build Our Blocks sponsorship, Andre is installing an irrigation system in the garden.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook to see more updates as his project moves forward!

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