BIPOC Mental Health

Thoughtfully Supporting Minority Youth Part 1

How to Thoughtfully Support Minority Youth Part 1 Author Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth (Minority Youth) report greater exposure to trauma compared to White Youth. One factor that may account for this difference is racial trauma. According to Child Trends, racial trauma includes: 1) Chronic stress, 2) Racial discrimination, 3) Threats of harm/injury, 4) Shaming events, and/or 5) Witnessing harm to other …

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What is Racial Trauma?

Racial trauma, also sometimes referred to as race-based traumatic stress (RBTS), refers to mental and emotional stress that is a result of racial bias, discrimination, and hate crimes. Those individuals who experience these types of encounters can subsequently deal with negative repercussions. The Mental Health Impacts of Racial Trauma Individuals who experience racial trauma not only deal with the initial …

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How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help Us Better Understand the Black Lives Matter Movement

Most human beings have implicit biases. And that’s okay, as long as we are aware of them and aware of how our attitudes affect others. In the United States, black people have lived through a long history of violence and social injustice. With the recent deaths of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, the Black Lives Matter movement has organized many …

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Transgenerational and Intergenerational Trauma from Racism

In the early 2000s, Brent Bezo, a student in the doctoral psychology program at Carleton University in Ottawa, was living with his wife in Ukraine when they began picking up on subtle notes of resentment and skepticism from the native population. In his conversations with the locals, Bezo specifically remembers detecting references to the Holodomor, a historical event in the …

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Understanding Mental Health

Understanding Mental Health in the LatinX Community

Understanding Mental Health in the LatinX Community​ Living your best life means not only being healthy physically but also emotionally and mentally as well. For many, seeking the guidance of a mental health professional is a way of ensuring their overall well-being. But for some communities, there is a stigma associated with getting help for depression and other mental health …

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Celebrating BIPOC Mental Health Month

Celebrating BIPOC Mental Health Month July is BIPOC Mental Health Month Established in 2008, the Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was originally an effort to create awareness of the unique struggles faced by underrepresented groups in the United States. Bebe Moore Campbell was an author, teacher, and mental health advocate with a mission to shine a …

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Staying Health During Minority Health Month

Staying Healthy During Minority Health Month

Staying Health During Minority Health Month April is National Minority Health Month, a time for individuals within the BIPOC community to focus on addressing their mental health needs. Started 20 years ago, the National Minority Health Month Foundation launched National Minority Health Month to strengthen the commitment of local communities and mental health practitioners to eliminate the barriers minority populations …

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