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Why Black Mental Health Literacy Matters
June 19 2017

“Confronting chronic emotional pain in Black life is the terrain of political resistance we must now explore, the new revolutionary frontier—” -bell hooks

Black psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and therapists are essential to the work of Black healing. But they alone are not enough. In addition to licensed mental health professionals, we need more Black people who have a baseline understanding of mental health: more Black teachers who are trauma informed, more Pastors who can support those living with depression, and more Black activists who organize to challenge traditional mental health systems. This is a part of the reason I created BEAM (The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective).

Source The Huffington Post

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