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U.S. workers who self-identify as African American are less likely to discuss their personal mental health with coworkers. Additionally, they tend to feel less welcome and less valued at work than other major racial groups. However, there are signs that the national initiative to encourage more African Americans to seek help to improve their mental health is working.

Those are some of the findings from a recent survey of 2,360 individuals by The Hartford and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The survey was designed to gauge how well employers are promoting good mental health among workers. It segmented the results into four groups: white, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, and Black.


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