Home Grown Black Males

Serving on the front lines in St. Louis by Cory Mitchell

I didn’t choose social work, but I did choose to work in the greater St. Louis community once social work chose me. Since September 2018 I have worked for BJC Behavioral Health as a senior community support specialist. Our project is called emergency room enhancement. The team I am a part of is interagency, and the skill set crosses disciplines and systems in order to best serve our clients, most of whom are African-American males. Traditionally, this demographic group is underserved in managing mental health concerns and diagnosis, and lacking in resources to treat said concerns. Read more here. 

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