Art fundraiser for Daniel Prude seeks to build awareness around mental health

An art fundraiser for the family of Daniel Prude seeks to bring together people affected by mental illness. Prude suffocated in police custody in March during a mental health arrest and died a week later. Daniel Prude was 41 when he died March 30, 2020. Erica Jae is an organizer with the fundraiser, Prints for Prude . She says that Black people are too often underserved and misdiagnosed in the mental health field.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, providers’ biases and lack of cultural awareness can lead to misdiagnosis and inadequate treatment for Black patients.

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Source: www.rochestercitynewspaper.com

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