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The Mental Health Industry Fails Women of Color

Medical insurance is disadvantageous for those who want a culturally sensitive professional

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WWhen Zahra, an Iranian American woman, told her family she wanted to go to therapy, they questioned why she would “throw [her] money away” when she could talk to friends or family for free. This is a common sentiment among…

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Reina Sultan (she/her) is a Lebanese-American Muslim woman working on gender and conflict issues at her nine to five and freelancing past her bedtime.

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