Pitt County NAACP conducts mental health forum Sunday evening

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

On Sunday evening at 6 p.m., the local NAACP held a mass meeting to discuss resources available for men who are struggling.

The event took place at the Lucille Gorham Intergenerational Center in Greenville. It was free and open to the public.

In Eastern North 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.

“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.

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

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