How Can Therapist Help Black Lives Matter

Black Americans need support and empowerment. Therapists are in a unique position to make it clear that black lives do indeed matter.

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Black Lives Matter: Mental Health Resources for People of Color

According to the American Psychological Association, racism is a form of trauma, and experiences of police brutality, stigma, and harassment can lead to serious psychological distress.

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Grounded, in part, in historically marginalizing experiences with healthcare and mental healthcare providers specifically, the stigma surrounding mental illness in the Black community is a general deterrent to seeking and accessing therapy. Black/African Americans can continue to feel overlooked, underserved, and misunderstood by the mental health community. We recognize and wholeheartedly believe that understanding the experiences of many minority groups is the bedrock of providing compassionate, warm, and effective care.

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