Black Maternal Health Week allows us to come together and advance health equity across the country on behalf of all racial and ethnic minorities. It is imperative that we acknowledge the hardships that people face. It takes a unified effort to empower people in our community. Empowerment begins with defining and acknowledging the systemic barriers that act as root causes in our communities, and working together to facilitate change. As we strive to create change, we must look at some of the stigmas and inequalities within our communities that can create barriers to people accessing care. When people do not access care, mental health conditions can go untreated and make things worse in one’s life. Read more about rewriting the narrative to find out just how alarming the Black maternal health crisis has become in the U.S. today.