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Black Mental Health Matters, Volume 2

Black Mental Health Matters, Volume 2

  In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer, our country has been thrown into a chaotic, yet necessary revolution, the end game of which could redefine our values as seen on the world’s stage in a very positive way.However, we have a long way to go, and it won’t be an easy road to travel. In fact, it could prove to be quite hard at times, but hard fought is hard won, and by the very nature of a long journey, there will be several small victories along the way....

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Black Mental Health Matters, Volume 1

Black Mental Health Matters, Volume 1

  The mental health of black people in America is challenged every day. Viral videos of black men being killed, stories about black people being harassed and having the police called on them while they're just going about their lives, suspicious looks when a black person drives through "the wrong neighborhood," and so many more systemic problems do constant harm to the mental well-being of all African Americans. Preston Mitchum, a civil rights advocate and professor at Georgetown Law Center, highlights the physical symptoms that can accompany the mental anguish of watching another black man killed on camera. Stomach pain, racing...

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