Focus on BIPOC Mental Health Challenges and Outreach - guest, Sabah Muhammad
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 Focus on BIPOC Mental Health Challenges and Outreach - guest, Sabah Muhammad, DJ Jaffe Advocate

Sabah has a brother with mental illness, and is an advocate for him, and more: she  is legislative and policy counsel with Treatment Advocacy Center (see episode 31).

SMI is challenging enough, but what does racial inequality add to the picture? Sabah references one of her favorite quotes: "Racism isn't the shark in the water, it is the water." 
Or: is it more like smog, that we can each do something to help clear?

According to, 

“Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are impacted both in terms of increased risk for mental health problems and in their access to mental health care. Unfortunately, systemic barriers and inequities prevent those in BIPOC communities from receiving the behavioral health treatment they need. When BIPOC communities are disproportionately affected during moments of national crisis, this problem is exacerbated. “

Is the system imbalanced? Biased?

Let’s find out.


  1. Tell us your story and why you do the work you do.
  2. Tell us about your recent report on inequities in diversion programs.
  3. What other inequities do you see?
  4. Does the current mental health system's often poor treatment of families especially harm families of color?
  5. Are there any ways our podcast could be more welcoming to BIPOC people? Should we publicize your podcast in any way? If so, how?


Who Are the 3 Moms?

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Randye Kaye -Broadcaster, Actress, Voice Talent, Speaker, and Author (Ben Behind his Voices”)

Miriam Feldman – Artist, Mom, Author “He Came in With It

Mindy Greiling – member of the Minnesota House of Representatives for twenty years. Activist, Legislator, Author (“Fix What You Can“)






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