Stigma can be one of the main reasons people with mental illness might not seek treatment or take their medication.

In communities of color, that stigma can be worse. In a race conscious society, many say they don’t want to be perceived as having yet another deficit.

 GPB's Leah Fleming reports on mental health courts in Macon

But there are some efforts underway to encourage people of color to talk openly about mental health and to get help when it’s needed.

GPB's Leah Fleming travels to a mental health court in Macon to see a different approach when it comes to recidivism for the mentally ill. 

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