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Behind the Locked Door
Watch the full documentary Behind The Locked Door: Mental Health in the Black Community by donating £2 towards improving mental health services for black people in the UK.
African-Caribbean people are 5 x more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, 44% more likely to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act and 29% more likely to be restrained than their white counterparts.
People from Afro-Caribbean communities are over represented among those who lose their lives while in police custody or when detained under the Mental Health Act.
Here at Brent MIND, a division of the largest mental health charity in the UK, we set out to produce a film on the issue of mental health in the black community, to try to do something that addresses these alarming statistics.
The documentary features opinions from a collection of unique and insightful contributors which include: Parliamentarian Lord Herman Ouseley (former Chief Executive for the Commission for Racial Equality), Dr Cosmo Hallstrom (Consultant Psychiatrist at Charing Cross Hospital and Senior Lecturer at Imperial College Medical School), Emetaron Tata Abuah (Author and activist) and Key Changes (A Mental Health Support Service that uses music to support service users).
Behind The Locked Door explores the experiences of secured mental health wards through the eyes of black people who have been sectioned, listens to the experiences of mental health professionals and looks at alternative services which provide a new approach to mental health support.
Read the article in The Evening Echo http://www.eveningecho.ie/viral/behind-the-locked-door-is-a-documentary-that-explores-mental-health-in-the-black-community/2245151/
See the film at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre – http://berniegrantcentre.co.uk/index.php/what-s-on/cinema-filmhttp://berniegrantcentre.co.uk/index.php/what-s-on/cinema-film