Pitt County NAACP brings awareness to mental health in men

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) – Pitt County’s NAACP is helping men with mental health issues seek treatment.

In eastern Carolina, men are more likely to resist help for mental disorders. Some psychotherapists say the lack of education regarding mental health is one reason why men refrain from seeking treatment.

This weekend, the local NAACP is holding a mass meeting to discuss resources available for men who are struggling.

“We want them to know that it’s a sign of strength to be able to accept help and to allow help to become stronger, and better and to be more stabilized,” said Dr. Leon Johnson, Psychotherapist.

The event takes place Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Lucille Gorham Intergenerational Center in Greenville. It’s free and open to the public.

Women and family members are also invited to attend if they want a man in their life to seek mental health treatment.

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