Nova Wallace is not an official spokesperson for Community Mental Health, but she recommends them based on the help and treatment she received in Lansing, Michigan.
Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties (CMHA-CEI) is a public agency serving people in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties. As a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Expansion Grantee, CMHA-CEI provides a comprehensive set of services used to increase access to care, support people in crisis, and provide treatment for those with the most serious and complex behavioral health needs regardless of their insurance coverage. CCBHC’s integrate additional services that focus on recovery, wellness, trauma-informed care, and physical-behavioral health care integration. 

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Website: NAMI
Social Media: NAMI, YouTube channel      NAMI, Instagram
Information about mental illness from the NAMI Organization:
According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, Black adults in the U.S. are more likely  than white adults to report persistent symptoms of emotional distress,  such as sadness and feeling like everything is an effort. Black adults  living below the poverty line are more than twice as likely to report  serious psychological distress than those with more financial security.
Despite the needs, only one in three Black adults with mental illness receive treatment. According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Mental Health Facts for African Americans guide, they are also:
Less likely to receive guideline-consistent care
Less frequently included in research
More likely to use emergency rooms or primary care (rather than mental health specialists)

Socioeconomic factors can make treatment options less available. In 2020, 10.4% of Black adults in the U.S. had no form of health insurance.
The Black community, like other communities of color, are more likely to experience socioeconomic disparities  such as exclusion from health, educational, social and economic  resources. These disparities may contribute to worse mental health  outcomes.

Negative attitudes and beliefs towards people who live with mental  health conditions is pervasive within the U.S. and can be particularly  strong within the Black community. Although beliefs and attitudes vary, research  shows that many Black adults – especially older adults – view mental  health conditions as a consequence of personal weakness. As a result,  people may experience shame about having a mental illness and worry that  they may be discriminated against due to their condition.
For many in the Black community, it can be incredibly challenging to  discuss the topic of mental health due to how they may be perceived by  others. This fear could prevent people from seeking mental health care when they really need it.
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