Tag Archives: stigma

Theraphy

It’s so important for you to have [a therapist who can] understand your language and perspective. You don’t want to have to code switch in a room where you’re supposed to be your true, authentic self. -Elyse Fox Positively Purging-I … Continue reading

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Helping Hand

When I was struggling with my mental health, it was difficult to find a therapist. If it was hard for me — someone who has the means — I knew it was a huge problem in the Black community,” she … Continue reading

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Black Men

Black men and boys face myriad societal challenges that affect their mental health, including racial bias, police brutality, health disparities, and generational trauma. How does this affect them? They have to be the strongest, and they aren’t allowed to be … Continue reading

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Black Man

Because I’m Black,” he says matter-of-factly, letting the response breathe for a moment. “In America, Black guys are considered a threat. Dark-skinned Black guys are considered more of a threat. And you put the dark-skinned Black guy in action, people … Continue reading

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Foster children: Support Social Workers

Re: “Lawsuit: Washington’s shuttling of foster kids fails them” [Jan. 29, Local News]: The disturbing, draining and sometimes dangerous work — often done alone — that social workers do also needs attention. Policies and laws need changing to create a more trauma-informed … Continue reading

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