BBC - BME communities face 'cultural taboo' over mental health


People from black minority ethnic (BME) groups are hiding mental health issues because of cultural stigmas about the condition, it is claimed.

Figures show white British people are accessing more help while BME women are most likely to have a mental condition.

Campaigner Asha Iqbal said fears of shaming the family and not being the "perfect wife" made her anxiety worse.

Latest NHS figures show a white person with mental health issues is twice as likely to be receiving treatment than someone from an Asian or black background.

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